The outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala has claimed several lives. Considering the seriousness of the situation, the Centre rushed a high-level team from the National Centre for Disease-Control (NCDC) to Kerala. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government was handling the issue with 'utmost seriousness'.

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Nipah outbreak in Kerala Index case infected from bats, others from hospitals: Study

The outbreak of the Nipah virus, a highly fatal emerging zoonotic virus, was reported in Kozhikode district during May-June this year. There had been 23 suspected cases of the disease. However, the laboratory could only confirm 18 cases, apart from the index case.

Some countries suspended imports from Kerala due to NIPAH virus: Govt

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said that there is no general restriction on the fruits and vegetables being exported to Gulf countries from India.


Nipah virus: 17 deaths in Kerala, no patient from other states tested positive, says Health Ministry

Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel also informed the Rajya Sabha that the Health Ministry had taken necessary steps to ensure that the Nipah virus did not spread to other parts of the country.

Tracking Nipah outbreak: Sabith, Patient No. 1, infected all but one

Disorientation, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscles) and high-grade fever were some of the key symptoms found in most Nipah patients.

Kerala: Scientists find Nipah virus in new bat samples

Scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have found Nipah virus in fruit bats collected from the well in Kozhikode where the first case was reported. Earlier tests from bats for the same location had tested negative.

ICMR confirms fruit bats as source of Nipah outbreak in Kerala

The outbreak of Nipah virus was first reported in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998. There is no vaccine or drug to treat Nipah infection. The primary treatment for human cases is intensive supportive care.


Kerala govt declares Kozhikode, Malappuram districts as Nipah virus free

The government had lifted the high alert in the districts and said the virus has been brought under control and its spread checked. Educational institutions, which were scheduled to open on June 1, were reopened on June 11.

Kerala: One of two Nipah survivors, teen determined to be a nurse

Undeterred by her experience, Ajanya said she is determined to become a nurse: “I understand that being in contact with various health hazards will become commonplace in my job, and I am ready to accept that risk.”

'It's surreal to even imagine how close to death I was': Kerala girl who battled Nipah and survived

A native of Koyilandy in Kozhikode district, the 19-year-old was pursuing a degree in nursing when she contracted the virus in the first week of May reportedly from a patient at the casualty ward of the Medical College Hospital.

Nipah virus: Kerala lifts high alert, schools to reopen on June 12

Addressing a press conference in Kozhikode district after an all-party meet that discussed the situation post-Nipah, state Health Minister KK Shylaja said the virus has been brought under control and its spread checked.