Nipah

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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As Kerala declares Ernakulam Nipah-free, youth recalls struggle

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Nipah scare subsides: NIV team collects samples from fruit bats to locate source of virus

One case of Nipah infection was confirmed in the state last week.

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In Pune, one more sample tests negative for Nipah

State steps up preparedness levels, issues circular to remain alert over unusual mortality in pigs

Nipah scare: Kerala health minister meets Harsh Vardhan

Vardhan, who is regularly reviewing the public health measures put in place in Kerala, assured her of all support from the Centre.

Nipah Virus fallout: Karnataka puts eight districts on high alert

The health department has identified Chamrajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru as the vulnerable districts.

Seventh patient tests negative for Nipah in Kerala

Kerala’s Health Minister KK Shailaja had said the government was relieved by the results as it indicated that the virus had not spread.

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