India's fruit exports face a odd threat - Nipah virus
India's fruit exports face a odd threat - Nipah virus
Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala 20 people are being treated for the infection
26 May, 2018, 03:41
Outbreak of Nipah virus, claimed one more life taking the death toll to 11, as the state's health department on Thursday issued an advisory for people travelling to the state Kerala's Kozhikode.
With 10 deaths due to the deadly Nipah virus being reported so far from northern Kerala, the state government today issued an advisory, asking travellers to avoid visiting the four districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Waynad and Kannur.
Experts believe both Nipah and Hendra are spread by flying foxes - bats of the genus Pteropus - with humans becoming infected by exposure to bat urine and saliva on fruit, or from infected pigs and horses.
About 160 samples have been sent for testing at the virology institute and 13 cases have been found to be positive, she said.
Moosa's sons Muhammed Salih and Muhammed Sabith, and his brother Moideen's wife Mariam were the first victims of the Nipah virus outbreak in the state.
Dad forgot baby was in auto , left on business trip
The unnamed one-year-old was strapped in the family auto while her adoptive dad dropped off a sibling at nursery. And once you introduce a person into these hot cars, they are exhaling humidity into the air.
The Commerce Ministry has said it is monitoring the outbreak and will asses if the virus will bear implications for the country's fruit exports. The virus gets its name from the place where it was first identified.
The main symptom of Nipah virus infection in humans is encephalitis, which means inflammation of the brain. Pigs served as an intermediate host during this outbreak. There is no vaccine for either humans or animals, with primary treatment for human cases being intensive supportive care. Treatment is focused on managing fever and the neurological symptoms. Encephalitis and seizures occur in severe cases, progressing to coma within 24 to 48 hours. However, an incubation period as long as 45 days has been reported. Hospitals are being asked to take extra caution as a large number of people travel from other states to Telangana. The virus also transmits from humans to humans.
The outbreak of Nipah virus, which has resulted in the death of ten people in Kerala, is also likely to have an adverse impact on India's fruit exports.
According to National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, the drug ribavirin has been shown to be effective against the viruses in viro, but human investigations to date have been inconclusive and clinical usefulness of the drug remains uncertain.
The World Health Organization has named Nipah as one of the eight priority diseases that could cause a global epidemic, alongside the likes of Ebola and Zika.
A US delegation is set to return to China to work out details of reducing the USA trade deficit with the nation. That resulted in ZTE later shutting down major operations with the company's future largely unclear.
The top Memorial Day travel destinations, according to AAA , are Orlando, Fla., Seattle, Wash., and Honolulu, Hawaii. Arnette said the Memorial Day weekend is second only to the Thanksgiving weekend for holiday traffic volume.
President Trump is not allowed to block critics from following him on Twitter , a federal judge in NY ruled yesterday. Twitter users can block people, which prevents them from seeing the user's feed while logged in.
He graduated from Weequahic High School in 1951 before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bucknell University. Thurman said that after he stopped writing Roth spent his free time reading and swimming, and meeting friends.
Traditionally you do not want to face LeBron James in an elimination game, especially if you're the Celtics . Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James led Cleveland with 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists.
The Carmel Fire Department wrote on Twitter that first responders were headed to the scene and that a suspect was in custody. Jowitt said the school had been cleared and victims' families were notified. "NPD will have more info when it's available".
The 36-year-old made her comeback in March, six months after giving birth, and her ranking has fallen to 453. Seles, a lefty who hit two-fisted forehands and backhands, won the 1990, 1991 and 1992 French Open titles.
Chris Long, former defensive end of the Patriots, agreed. "I'm not sure how that is so hard for someone to figure out", he said . Freedom to protest? So because somebody decides to protest something, now we have to be kicked out of the country.
Harvey Weinstein was arrested Friday morning after turning himself over to law enforcement, the NYPD confirmed. Other actresses who have publicly accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct include Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.
The parents ended up going to their local court to try and evict their son but the case was referred to the state Supreme Court . According to court filings, Michael Rotondo doesn't contribute to the family's expenses and doesn't help out with the chores.
DeShields broke for second, but the ball bounced into the face of Texas' Shin-Soo Choo and back to Perez who threw out DeShields. Texas, 9-18 at home this season, avoided the shutout on Rougned Odor's RBI single in the eighth, which chased Duffy.
The South is home to eight of the 15 large cities-those with a population of 50,000 or more-with the fastest growth in 2017. New York City's overall population grew slightly between 2016 and 2017, but 143,000 more people moved out than moved in.
Iran proves that Trump can't recognise a good deal
But European diplomats involved in the efforts acknowledge uncertainty about whether that would be enough. President Donald Trump triggered fears for Iran's economy when he pulled his country from the 2015 deal.
GDPR: Why Privacy Is Now Stronger in EU Than U.S.
The 10 biggest tech companies, if found in violation, could accumulate fines that top $50 billion, according to Axiom's research. Facebook , which owns Instagram and WhatsApp , said the company has been working to meet the requirements of GDPR .
Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out for Game 6 against Warriors
Kevin Durant paced the Warriors with 29 points while Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 45 points on 16-of-31 shooting. The Rockets' playoff opponent, the Golden Warriors, have a unique nickname for their lineup. "We got everything we needed".
Russia's VTB Bank says no longer lending to Deripaska
On May 24, Russian aluminium manufacturer Rusal announced its CEO and seven members of its board of directors would step down. Treasury issued an update to its Russian sanctions program on Tuesday directed at GAZ, which Deripaska controls.
Kanye paid $85000 to use 'Whitney Houston drug' photo
Looking at that cover, I'm sure whoever frequents that bathroom or area knew whatever they wanted to find and knew where it was". He revealed that it was, indeed, Yeezy's idea, and he'd only changed the idea for the artwork just the night prior.
FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe for babies
Lisa Thebner , a New York-based pediatrician, said parents still ask about the products with some frequency. Instead of using over-the-counter products, parents can help their children cope with teething symptoms .
Comcast ups its offer, Disney's move next — Fox takeover
Comcast made a £22 billion ($30 billion) offer for the 61% stake it doesn't already own in the European pay-TV group Sky. Disney shares have fallen almost 3.3 percent since, reducing the value of the offer to just over $50 billion.
Area events will remember those who fell in service to the US
However, Knaub added that the date Memorial Day will fall on each year has since been altered for the purposes of convenience. Memorial Day Services will be held a the Union Church and Cemetery, 6781 30th Street, rural Aurora , Monday, May 28 , 2018.