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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'.


Security measures tightened up in Tamil Nadu after Nipah virus reported in neigbouring Kerala

September 07, 2021 12:48 pm

Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that directions have been issued to nine districts that border Kerala to take preventive measures.

Kerala: Close contacts of 12-year-old who died of Nipah test negative

September 08, 2021 2:48 am

The number of contacts under observation rose to 251, of them 141 are health workers who attended the boy in four hospitals and a clinic in Kozhikode district. As many as 51 persons have been hospitalised so far.

Day after Kerala Nipah death: 251 contacts isolated, 11 with symptoms

September 07, 2021 7:00 am

The government has sounded an alert in Kozhikode and nearby districts of Malappuram and Kannur. Health Minister Veena George said to ensure that none of the boy’s contacts is left out, a door-to-door survey will be conducted in the area which has been declared a containment zone.

Nipah: Centre recommends 5-prong strategy to Kerala

September 06, 2021 10:22 pm

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan told Chief Secretary V P Joy to strengthen hospital-based and community-based surveillance and to undertake an active search of cases in containment areas.

Kerala falls back on Nipah formula: Tracing coronavirus patient’s contacts

February 01, 2020 8:08 am

Coronavirus in Kerala: On Friday, while no fresh positive case was reported, the number of those under observation rose to 1,471 — 1,421 are under home quarantine. The number of those isolated in hospitals rose from 15 to 50.

As Kerala declares Ernakulam Nipah-free, youth recalls struggle

July 24, 2019 7:23 am

The Nipah virus returned to Kerala for the second consecutive year after the 21-year-old college student from Ernakulam district was tested positive for the virus in early June.

'Couldn't afford to show fear': Kerala's health minister KK Shailaja on dealing with Nipah

July 21, 2019 6:30 am

KK Shailaja is the quiet face of Kerala’s Nipah fightback, inspiring Revathy’s role in the Malayalam film Virus. The state health minister on how the battle was won, and the challenges ahead.

Only one case of Nipah reported this year from Kerala, no fatality: Vardhan

June 21, 2019 3:53 pm

Immediately after the outbreak, the National Institute of Virology, Pune deputed special teams to collect samples from Pteropus or fruit bats, which are the main reservoir for the Nipah virus disease, the minister said.

Pondycherry govt machinery geared up to tackle Nipah

June 12, 2019 1:58 pm

The government and private hospitals have been asked to notify the cases of Acute Encephalitis syndrome cases to the IDSP.

Central team probing if Nipah case in Kerala was caused by infected guava

June 12, 2019 6:50 am

Studies conducted after the previous Nipah outbreak in the state, which claimed 17 lives last year, had concluded that the virus was first transmitted from fruit bats.