Flood-battered Kerala appears to be staring at an epidemic outbreak with as many as 28 people reported to have died of rat fever since August 1, including at least nine in one week, across the state read more
A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva, Kerala, on August 18, 2018. As of Tuesday there are a total of 10,28,073 people in 5,645 relief camps across the state of Kerala since the start of the rains. As rains and floodwaters begin receding from many areas in Kerala, rescue operations are scaling down and said to be in their final stages.
Union health and family welfare minister J P Nadda said scientists have found conclusive evidence of Nipah virus infection in the fruit bats found in Changaroth village in Perambra in Kozhikode. read more