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Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja said the government will enforce quarantine orders to fight coronavirus.(PTI File Photo)

‘We overcame nipah, we will overcome coronavirus’: Kerala health minister

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 11:54 AM IST
Kerala health minister K K Shailaja said the government would strictly enforce quarantine periods to prevent the virus from spreading.
Serum and blood samples of all six suspected patients from Kerala were found to be negative for the brain-damaging Nipah virus, top health ministry officials said on Thursday, as experts are yet to locate the primary source of the infection.(PTI Photo)
Serum and blood samples of all six suspected patients from Kerala were found to be negative for the brain-damaging Nipah virus, top health ministry officials said on Thursday, as experts are yet to locate the primary source of the infection.(PTI Photo)

6 samples from Kerala test negative for Nipah; virus source yet to be found

Kochi | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 10:16 AM IST
A 23-year-old engineering graduate was tested positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday.
Kerala’s health department has already managed to trace all those who have come into the contact of the infected man and put them on surveillance(PTI File Photo)
Kerala’s health department has already managed to trace all those who have come into the contact of the infected man and put them on surveillance(PTI File Photo)

Centre assures all help to Kerala after 23-year-old tests positive for Nipah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 12:47 PM IST
The Union health ministry has also dispatched a team of experts from NIV for conducting tests on bats that are known to be the carriers of the virus in and around Ernakulam district.
A suspected case of Nipah virus has been reported from Ernakulam district of Kerala. An outbreak of Nipah claimed 17 lives in Kerala last year.(AP Photo)
A suspected case of Nipah virus has been reported from Ernakulam district of Kerala. An outbreak of Nipah claimed 17 lives in Kerala last year.(AP Photo)

Kerala youth admitted to hospital with Nipah-like symptoms

Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 04:56 PM IST
The 23-year-old patient has been moved to an isolation ward in a private hospital after he displayed symptoms of viral infection, said Ernakulam district medical officer Dr M K Kuttappan.
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode, on May 23, 2018.(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 May 23, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Nipah alert issued to all district medical officers in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 07:59 AM IST
A row had erupted recently over the Nipah toll after an international medical journal stated that the deadly virus had claimed 21 lives, contradicting the official figure of 17 deaths.
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus, near Perambra in Kozhikode.(PTI File Photo)
Forest officials collect bats from a well after the outbreak of Nipah virus, near Perambra in Kozhikode.(PTI File Photo)

Fruit bats identified as source of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 08:45 AM IST
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.
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode.(PTI File Photo)
Doctors and patients wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, at a Medical college, in Kozhikode.(PTI File Photo)

I love my profession more now, says student nurse who survived Nipah virus

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 08:03 PM IST
The student of the Government Nursing College in Kozhikode is the first person to come out of the hospital after the outbreak of the deadly disease since last month.
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against the brain-damaging Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode, Kerala.(HT PHOTO)
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against the brain-damaging Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode, Kerala.(HT PHOTO)

Do not discriminate against Kerala natives over Nipah, says Maharashtra govt

Hindustan Times | By Aayushi Pratap, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 12:25 PM IST
The state’s public health department has issued a circular to avoid discrimination against people who have returned after summer vacations in Kerala.
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode.(REUTERS File)
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode.(REUTERS File)

Nipah virus claims two more lives in Kerala, death toll rises to 16

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 05:33 PM IST
The patients, who tested positive for Nipah virus, were admitted in the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Initially, both showed some symptoms of recovery, but later their condition deteriorated
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a Nipah victim during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode, Kerala.(Reuters)
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a Nipah victim during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode, Kerala.(Reuters)

Yoga tour for foreign professionals under shadow of Nipah in Kerala

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 07:19 PM IST
Only 60 out of 140 global yoga practitioners have confirmed participation for the nine-day Yoga Ambassadors Tour beginning June 13 in Kerala.
Public health experts were wrong in their prediction that bats were the source of Nipah virus infection in Kerala.
Public health experts were wrong in their prediction that bats were the source of Nipah virus infection in Kerala.

In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 04:11 PM IST
Bats are the primary reservoir for many viruses that cause deadly zoonotic diseases, but outbreaks are rare.
Relatives and hospital officals wear safety masks as they perform the last rites of a Nipah virus victim at a graveyrad in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)
Relatives and hospital officals wear safety masks as they perform the last rites of a Nipah virus victim at a graveyrad in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)

How 3 Kerala doctors spotted deadly Nipah virus, acted quickly

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 06:36 PM IST
Critical care specialist Dr AS Anoop Kumar noticed strange symptoms in one of the patients admitted to the Baby Memorial Hospital. He immediately spoke with two of his young colleagues, who agreed they were dealing with an unknown virus, which was later identified as Nipah.
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against the Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode on May 24.(REUTERS)
Doctors and relatives wearing protective gear carry the body of a victim, who lost his battle against the Nipah virus, during his funeral at a burial ground in Kozhikode on May 24.(REUTERS)

UAE issues Kerala travel warning over Nipah virus outbreak

Press Trust of India, Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 05:48 PM IST
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (Mohap) said that it was closely monitoring the situation.
Paramedics wear protective suits as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus as they bury a patient, died of the same virus, in Kozhikode on May 24.(AP Photo)
Paramedics wear protective suits as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus as they bury a patient, died of the same virus, in Kozhikode on May 24.(AP Photo)

Kerala govt asks Gorakhpur’s Dr Kafeel Khan to defer his trip to Nipah-affected Kozhikode

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 02:21 PM IST
Dr Kafeel Khan is out on bail after spending seven months in jail in connection with the deaths of 30 infants allegedly due to lack of oxygen supply at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur in August last year.
The news of the Nipah virus has led to almost 50 to 60% cancellation of bookings to Kerala.(Shutterstock)
The news of the Nipah virus has led to almost 50 to 60% cancellation of bookings to Kerala.(Shutterstock)

Nipah virus dampens holiday season tourism in Kerala

Asian News International | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 11:17 AM IST
Even though travellers have been advised to avoid just four districts of Kerala due to the Nipah virus outbreak, most travellers are choosing to avoid visiting the state altogether.
Animal Husbandry department and forest officials collect bats from a well of a house after the outbreak of Nipah virus, near Perambra in Kozhikode on Monday.(PTI)
Animal Husbandry department and forest officials collect bats from a well of a house after the outbreak of Nipah virus, near Perambra in Kozhikode on Monday.(PTI)

Kerala govt confirms 10 deaths due to Nipah virus, 2 others critical

Press Trust of India, Kozhikode | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The Kerala health minister said the WHO were informed of the outbreak.
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja (left) has been camping in the Nipah virus-affected Kozhikode district.(HT Photo)
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja (left) has been camping in the Nipah virus-affected Kozhikode district.(HT Photo)

We have contained Nipah outbreak effectively, says Kerala health minister

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 02:24 PM IST
The Kerala health minister said everything was under control and there was no need to panic.
Family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)
Family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode.(PTI Photo)

Panic grips Kerala as deadly Nipah virus suspected to have killed 12

Hindustan Times, Kozhikode | By Ramesh Babu
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 02:22 PM IST
The three confirmed deaths from Nipah virus infection are all from the same family in Kozhikode district’s Changaroth village, Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said.
Hospital staff and family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode, on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Hospital staff and family members of the patients admitted at the Kozhikode Medical College wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the 'Nipah' virus outbreak, in Kozhikode, on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Nipah outbreak in Kerala: Experts suspect human-to-human transmission

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 03:13 PM IST
A team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is also in Kerala to investigate the source of transmission after NIV confirmed three deaths on Sunday.
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