Which fruits are safe to have to protect self from Nipah virus?

Q. Which fruits are safe to have to protect self from Nipah virus?

Answered by
Dr. Potnuru Srinivaasa Sudhakar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 13, 2018 and last reviewed on: Jun 06, 2023

Hello doctor,

Just for precaution which fruits are safe to have to protect from the Nipah virus? Are coconut water and citrus lime tea safe? What to eat to detect the Nipah virus? I heard there is a homeopathy medicine already invented to combat that virus. Is that true? Gelsemium 200 is the name? I have no symptoms and am fit and fine. Just asking for precaution



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To prevent Nipah virus maintain good hygiene procedures like frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before using is the best procedure. It is a brain damaging virus spreading through vertebrate animals to humans and also human to human.


  1. Do not eat partly consumed fruits.
  2. Avoid mangoes.
  3. Do not eat raw dates and palm.
  4. Maintain personal hygiene.

This virus also shows meningitis symptoms. Homeopathic medicines for prevention are Belladona, Calcaria carb, and Tuberculinum. To detect the virus ELISA and PCR tests are useful. Symptoms of headache, fever, nausea, fainting. In severe cases drowsiness and disorientation, and coma. In some cases blurred vision, vomiting, choking, fatigue and abdominal pain. According to symptoms, we can give Gelsemium and Eup per also can be given.

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