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There are no drugs or vaccines that can combat the Nipah virus, which kills 40-70% of the people infected.(PTI File Photo)

No fresh Nipah case as Kerala fights hard to contain any outbreak

By Ramesh Babu | Kochi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 12:01 AM IST
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja told reporters that serum and blood samples of five people, who were shifted to isolation wards, will be sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
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Animal Husbandry department and forest officials inspect a well to catch bats at Changaroth in Kozhikode in Kerala on May 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Animal Husbandry department and forest officials inspect a well to catch bats at Changaroth in Kozhikode in Kerala on May 21, 2018.(AFP Photo)

How the Nipah virus outbreak devastated a family in a Kerala village

By Ramesh Babu | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 04:59 PM IST
Moosa, who on Monday was also confirmed to have been infected with the Nipah virus , has lost his sons Mohamed Saliah and Mohammed Sadiq and his brother ‘s wife Mariumma. A nurse, Lini, who treated them at a government hospital has died as well.
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Kerala has reported an outbreak of Nipah virus in Kozhikide district. This is the first time the virus, which has high fatality rate and spreads mainly through bats, pigs and other animals, has been detected in the state.(File photo/for representation)
Kerala has reported an outbreak of Nipah virus in Kozhikide district. This is the first time the virus, which has high fatality rate and spreads mainly through bats, pigs and other animals, has been detected in the state.(File photo/for representation)

Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala: All you need to know about the infection

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 02:21 PM IST
As Kerala reports first outbreak of Nipah virus, here’s a look at the virus, it’s transmission and prevention.
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