Sunday, 24 June, 2018

No threat to Kerala from Nipah virus: IMA

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He was undergoing treatment at Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.

KK Shylaja, the Health Minister of the state, says Keralites do not need to panic, but people who are or were in contact with an infected person should admit themselves if any symptom occurs.

Jyotish Das, an official at the directorate of food, civil supplies and consumer affairs informed that the litchi - which is touted as one of the most vulnerable fruits for transmission of Nipah virus - comes to Guwahati from Bangladesh. Two other outbreaks of the virus were reported in 2001 and 2007, respectively, in eastern state of West Bengal that shares its border with Bangladesh, claiming 50 lives.

Majority of the cases were found to be having contact with cases of Nipah virus disease and the team recommended enlisting and daily follow up of all contacts.

The government today also announced that schools, colleges and other educational institutions will remain shut till June 12.

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Dr. Jay Deshmukh, senoir physician, Dr. Nina Mishra, associate professor GMC and Assistant director health services, DDHSS - Dr. Milind Ganvir, answered and unveiled various queries related to Nipah. the same is given in que-ans format as narrated by them.

Nipah Virus: Medical Emergency In Kerala:- Nipah Virus created a stir in Kerala and despite of taking all the necessary norms, the death toll has been taking a rise on regular basis.

As many as 1,949 people in Kerala, who had come in contact with the Nipah patients, are under observation, reported PTI. Kozhikode District collector UV Jose has requested local courts to suspend their operations till the situation improves. The woman also figured on the list and had tested negative for Nipah virus earlier as well.

Sadanandan said the consignment of monoclonal antibodies sought from Australia as a candidate medicine for nipah had reached the state and was on its way to Kozhikode from Kochi. Sometimes a person can have an asymptomatic infection, and be a carrier of Nipah and not show any symptoms. In this, it was confirmed that 11 persons did not have Nipah infection.

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