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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)

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

Gurugram | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed.
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)
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)

Islands of animal, plant life in a concrete jungle in Aravalli Biodiversity Park

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Joydeep Thakur and Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 06:32 AM IST
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.
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)
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)

311 people under observation after Nipah returns to Kerala

Hindustan Times, Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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.
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)

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

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Public health department and National Institute of Virology officials to meet in Pune on Saturday to review surveillance strategies.
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)
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)

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

Reuters, Dubai/Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2018 08:51 PM IST
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.
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak in Kozhikode.(PTI)
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak in Kozhikode.(PTI)

Rajasthan health dept issues guidelines regarding Nipah Virus

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent, Jaipur
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 09:57 PM IST
District health officials have been asked to keep rapid response team ready.
At least 16 people are undergoing treatment after getting affected by Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)
At least 16 people are undergoing treatment after getting affected by Nipah virus in Kerala.(PTI)

Nipah virus: Fourth member of Kerala family succumbs, toll touches 12

Hindustan Times, Kozhikode | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 02:38 PM IST
Nipah virus claimed Valachekutti Moosa early on Thursday weeks after his two sons and brother’s wife succumbed in Kerala.
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)

Nipah virus infection contained, no need to panic: Centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 11:40 PM IST
The highly contagious Nipah virus killed 11 persons in Kerala before it was contained, the Union health ministry said.
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