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Nipah virus: Kerala withdraws travel advisory

Kerala government has withdrawn travel advisory that it had issued on May 22 and 25 in view of Nipah virus. The travel advisory had asked people to avoid the districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. This has now been retracted. Additional Chief Secretary of State Health and Family Welfare Department, Rajeev Sadanandan, issued a […]

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Lancet report urges, Nipah virus control needs more than R&D

Nipah virus can also be transmitted from human to human, as in the current south India outbreak, with most cases occurring in family members or health workers caring for individuals sick with the high fever, vomiting, and breathing difficulties characteristic of infection. Severe cases can lead to respiratory syndrome, encephalitis, and death- the case fatality […]

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Kerala govt warns about impending second phase of Nipah virus

Nipah Virus has claimed 16 lives so far in Kerala and 17 people are currently undergoing treatment in the hospital The Kerala government has asked the doctors and the staff of the Tukul hospital to proceed on leave. 80 rooms in the Kozhikode medical college have been kept separate for the Nipah patients. The brain-damaging […]

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Nipah virus: Telangana sends blood samples of two patients to National Institute of Virology  

Today, the Telangana government sent blood samples and throat swabs of two patients suffering from fever to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for testing as a precautionary measure to confirm whether it is a Nipah virus infection. Ramesh Reddy, Director of Medical Education stated that one of the patient had gone on a trip […]

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Nipah virus: Health ministry issues advisory, says infection localised

As the fear of Nipah virus spreads panic in Kerala and the other states, the Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory for the general public The Ministry has warned people from consuming raw dates palm sap or toddy. The ministry has also asked people not to eat half-eaten fruits from the ground. After reviewing […]

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Maharashtra govt takes proactive measures to tackle Nipah virus

Maharashtra govt takes proactive measures to tackle Nipah virus

The state government has directed all civic hospitals in Mumbai to create isolation. Doctors and the nursing staff have been advised to wear hand gloves and protective gears when treating the patients.  A special Swine-flu ward in Mumbai’s Kasturbha hospital will be used to treat the suspects with Nipah virus Maharashtra government has issued a […]

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