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Two states, two outcomes: Lessons for Bihar from Kerala in containing outbreaks‬

Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed.

The state tracked all the 50 people who had come in close contact with patient zero and tested, they were found negative for Nipah.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 03:00 PM IST
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Islands of animal, plant life in a concrete jungle in Aravalli Biodiversity Park

A cave in the pit was buzzing with a community of fruit bats, with some of the deadliest snakes such as the cobra visiting it to prey upon the unsuspecting chiropteran.

In 2016, birders had spotted the Indian Pitta in the park almost after a gap of 70 years. A year earlier, the pied hornbill was spotted in the park after 40 years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByJoydeep Thakur and Vatsala Shrangi

311 people under observation after Nipah returns to Kerala

Health officials said it was difficult to confirm the source of the virus as the patient had travelled to three districts in Kerala over the last 20 days. The officials have scanned the three areas where he stayed but they could not locate fruit bats or pigs, which are the main carriers of the virus.

Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode, on Wednesday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kochi | ByRamesh Babu

Maharashtra to train its health centre doctors, staff to identify Nipah virus

Public health department and National Institute of Virology officials to meet in Pune on Saturday to review surveillance strategies.

Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByAayushi Pratap, Mumbai

UAE bans import of vegetables and fruits from Kerala due to Nipah outbreak

The United Arab Emirates has banned import of fresh vegetables and fruits from Kerala where 14 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus.

Health officials have not been able to trace the origin of the Nipah outbreak and have begun a fresh round of tests on fruit bats from Perambra, the suspected epicentre of the infection.(PTI)
Published on May 29, 2018 08:51 PM IST
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