Nipah virus wipes out Kerala family as another man dies

WHO warns against outbreak of Nipah virus

In the wake of the recent outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala, Animal Husbandry Commissioner of Maharashtra, Kantilal Umap, has issued instructions to carry out checks in all the pig farms in the state. Sorry. Take care of our children properly...

The reason for fear is because of the fact that fruit bats are the major carriers of the virus.

The National Centre for Disease Control has issued high alert across the country after an outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) infection in Kerala.

In 2004, residents in Bangladesh also caught the infections after they ate contaminated fruits or consumed products such as raw date palm juice that were contaminated by saliva or urine of infected fruit bats.

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At least nine other people have died in the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut.

After Kerala, Nipah virus suspected in Himachal Pradesh where 18 dead bats were found in the premises of a government school.

According to World Health Organization, human infections range from asymptomatic infection, acute respiratory infection (mild, severe), and fatal encephalitis.

After an initial setback due to reports on Nipah-related deaths, the Kerala tourism industry seems to be clawing back to normalcy."There were cancellations initially, but now the situation is stabilising", said Jose Dominic, MD and CEO of CGH Earth Group. "But things are peaceful and there is no panic among the people", he says.

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According Rajesh BV, a health official in Karnataka on Wednesday. The fact that the virus has infected people in only two districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram, those hailing from other districts are not having much concerns.

Ms Lini Puthussery had been treating a family of three who had been diagnosed with the virus, spending an entire night taking care of them. "The presence of Nipah virus was not confirmed at that time", said Saseendran, the health inspector at the hospital.

The Collector said that the advisory has been issued by the hospitals to their staff and a press release has been given to them.

It was the slow response to West Africa's 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people before an effective vaccine was developed, that prompted the launch of the CEPI coalition in January 2017.

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The death of a nurse due to Nipah encephalitis and the detection of the virus in the blood sample of a nursing student in Kerala's Kozhikode district have exposed the vulnerability of health workers attending to patients infected with the highly contagious virus.

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