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Another Indian state gets its first suspected Nipah virus case

Another Indian state gets its first suspected Nipah virus case

Consuming fruits which are already bitten by infected bats and contaminated by the body fluids of the infected bats, being direct contact with indirect pigs, contact with people already have Nipah virus infection and consumption of raw dates palm sap contaminated with infectious bat excretions.

Last week, the ministry also asked residents to put off travel to Kerala unless absolutely necessary.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), these signs and symptoms can progress to coma within 24-48 hours. Mr. Raveendran said that hospital staff and health officials should be appreciated for their dedicated work after the outbreak of the disease.

The virus, discovered 20 years ago, has so far killed 11 people in the current outbreak, with 14 additional cases confirmed. "We are taking all steps to check the spread of such false messages through social media", the District Collector said.

The virus has not but unfold past two areas in south India, in line with officers, however they've issued a collection of warnings to individuals residing within the stricken cities the place greater than 200 persons are being handled in hospitals.




Masks have been made available and Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been checked.

Few days ago, a man was admitted to the isolation ward of the Thanjavur Medical college hospital. "Stay away from suspected infected persons".

The outbreak of the Nipah virus infection, a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans, is suspected to be from an unused well in Perambra which was infested with bats.

All airlines and point of entries in the UAE, including airports and seaports, have been advised to keep a watch out for people exhibiting symptoms of Nipah virus (NiV), a senior health official from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said. Its symptoms are headaches, fever, bodyache, cough, problems in breathing, vomiting, diarrhoea, laziness and others.


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