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To contain the Nipah virus from spreading, the Kerala health minister said that a total of 115 samples were tested within six days in the special laboratory set up at the Kozhikode Medical College.
Published on Sep 14, 2021 08:30 AM IST
- On September 7, the Karnataka government had directed administrations of districts bordering Kerala to strengthen surveillance and preparedness after the first confirmed case of Nipah virus was reported in the state.
Published on Sep 12, 2021 05:40 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
“7 more samples of people in isolation (for possible cases of Nipah virus) at Kozhikode Medical College turned negative today. A total of 68 samples tested negative," Veena George said.
Published on Sep 09, 2021 08:13 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
“Regarding Nipah virus, I have given directions to the Health Secretary and experts. I will get a report on its behaviour in Kerala and its impact on us by this evening, following which necessary action will be taken,” CM Basavaraj Bommai said.
Published on Sep 09, 2021 03:55 PM IST
Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Kerala health minister Veena George said that of the total number of samples collected during the contact-tracing process of the Nipah virus victim in the state, 30 people have tested negative so far.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 06:30 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nipah virus: In its advisory, the Karnataka government has asked district authorities to develop a systematic surveillance system to identify clusters of encephalitis cases for early detection of Nipah outbreaks.
Published on Sep 08, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Kerala health minister Veena George said on Monday that a testing lab is ready at Government Medical College Hospital in Kozhikode and henceforth RT-PCR and other samples testing will be done there. She exuded confidence that the latest outbreak will be contained like the 2018 outbreak.
Published on Sep 07, 2021 06:09 AM IST
The Kerala minister’s remarks came as the Union health ministry directed the state government to shift all high-risk contacts of Nipah-infected patients to a quarantine facility to prevent further spread.
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 02:31 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram
- Kerala health minister Veena George earlier said that there were chances that the 12-year-old boy who succumbed to Nipah could have come in contact with a larger number of people.
Published on Sep 06, 2021 08:06 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
- Those infected with Nipah virus may showcase Covid-like symptoms. The common symptoms of Nipah Virus are cough, sore throat, dizziness, drowsiness, muscle pain, tiredness, and encephalitis.
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 06:55 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Parmita Uniyal
Nipah virus disease, which claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy in Kerala, is caused by fruit bats and is potentially fatal to humans as well as animals, according to the World Health Organization.
Published on Sep 06, 2021 09:14 AM IST
The virus that causes high fever, headache and coma in extreme cases is spread by fruit bats.
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 01:46 AM IST
- The last rites of the 12-year-old boy was done following complete health protocol by the health department officials.
Published on Sep 05, 2021 03:14 PM IST
Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram/ New Delhi
Kerala health minister Veena George said the Nipah virus infection was confirmed by the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune on Saturday night.
Published on Sep 05, 2021 11:02 AM IST
The samples had been sent to the lab of the National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha.
Published on Sep 05, 2021 08:01 AM IST
HT Correspondent | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
Tovino Thomas: People of Kerala are always united in spirit, they come together to help every time there is a crisis
Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas says he is proud of Keralites who immediately stepped in for the rescue operation after the Air India Express flight crashed in Kozhikode in Kerala . He adds that whether it was the devastating 2018 floods, Nipah Virus or Corona, people of Kerala forget their professional, personal and political differences to be by each others’ side.
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 08:32 PM IST
Hindustan Times | Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
M Ajanya who survived the nipah virus, is a general nursing and midwifery graduate is waiting for her first job.
Updated on May 12, 2020 05:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuaram |Ramesh Babu |Edited by Sabir Hussain
The ministry of home affairs (MHA) suspended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act -2010 (FCRA) account of the university for carrying out the “unauthorized” research at the Manipal Institute of Virology, the official said.
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 06:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Sudhi Ranjan Sen
The remaining two positive cases were also responding well to the treatment and the minister expressed hope that will be out of their positive status soon.
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 07:01 AM IST
HT Correspondent, Thiruvananthapuram | HT Correspondent
CDC, America’s front line public health agency, has partnered with Manipal Centre for Virus Research (MCVR) to carry out illness surveillance across India
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 01:04 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Sudhi Ranjan Sen
Monitoring, isolation and private sector participation are helping tackle the crisis
Updated on Feb 04, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
National Florence Nightingale awards were instituted in the year 1973 by the Indian government as a mark of recognition for the meritorious services rendered by nurses.
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 02:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Established disease protocols including specific case definition, contact tracing, treatment and clinical management were closely followed.
Updated on Jun 23, 2019 03:00 PM IST
Gurugram | Sanchita Sharma
K K Shailaja met Harsh Vardhan who is regularly reviewing the public health measures put in place in Kerala, and assured her of all support from the Centre.
Published on Jun 07, 2019 05:03 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
The Nipah virus resurfaced in Kerala a year after it killed 17 people in the state, with a 23-year-old engineering graduate testing positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday.
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 07:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kochi |HT Correspondent
A 23-year-old engineering graduate was tested positive for the virus in Kochi on Tuesday.
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 10:16 AM IST
Kochi | Ramesh Babu
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.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kochi |Ramesh Babu
This is the second Nipah outbreak in Kerala. An outbreak of Nipah virus infection in Kerala last year led to the death of 17 people.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 10:49 AM IST
Kerala |HT Correspondent
An outbreak of Nipah virus infection in Kerala last year led to the death of 17 people in the northern part of the state.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 12:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Thiruvanathapuram | Ramesh Babu
According to the World Health Organisation data, India has reported three human outbreaks of the NVD so far, and the latest being in May 2018 from Kerala where 17 died and 18 people were infected.
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 07:02 AM IST