The Microbiologist nearly fell off his chair.
“What?! Nipah Virus? Who the heck do you think has Nipah Virus?” exclaimed the Microbiologist.
“I have a patient with a headache and confusion and I’ve been reading about the causes of encephalitis and want to treat them in case it is Nipah Virus” the Doctor replied.
The Microbiologist muttered to himself… the only one confused here was surely this Doctor… why did this always happen on a Friday… I’m the only one with a headache…
“Has the patient travelled? Have they had any contact with animals? Have they been in contact with anyone else unwell?” asked the Microbiologist.
“Well no, but Nipah Virus can cause encephalitis so we should rule it out at least” said the Doctor defensively.
The Microbiologist sighed, “let me tell you a bit about Nipah virus….”