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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'.


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.

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

June 11, 2019 3:42 am

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

In Pune, one more sample tests negative for Nipah

June 08, 2019 9:37 am

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

Nipah scare: Kerala health minister meets Harsh Vardhan

June 07, 2019 7:24 pm

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

Seventh patient tests negative for Nipah in Kerala

June 07, 2019 10:00 am

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