http://themostimportantnews.com/arc...-to-75-percent-has-caused-a-lockdown-in-india WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? According to the WHO, Nipah virus can be difficult to diagnose due to some patients having few symptoms, and others having "nonspecific" symptoms. Health Canada states that there can be a range of symptoms in those who are symptomatic, ranging from mild to severe. Flu-like symptoms tend to emerge first, including fever, vomiting, headaches, sore throat and muscle pain. Afterwards, patients can experience more serious neurological symptoms as well, including dizziness, altered consciousness, and symptoms indicating a swelling of the brain. "Brain swelling and seizures occur in severe cases, progressing to coma within 24 to 48 hours," Health Canada explains. Health Canada advises people to visit a health-care professional immediately if they have travelled to an area where Nipah virus is present and believe they have symptoms or have come into contact with someone who is infected. There is no vaccine or treatment for Nipah, but accessing supportive medical care as quickly as possible increases the chances for recovery. HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO COVID-19? Nipah virus appears to be significantly more deadly than COVID-19. While the case fatality rate for COVID-19 — the confirmed cases versus confirmed deaths — has fluctuated wildly depending on countries and outbreaks, soaring to 17 per cent in China early in the pandemic, it currently stands at 1.7 per cent in Canada. According to the WHO, the case fatality rate for Nipah virus is estimated to be 40 per cent to 75 per cent, a number that varies depending on "local capabilities for epidemiological surveillance and clinical management."