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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In a Kerala village, where virus struck, reason fights faith over unknown grave

The grave, of an unknown person, is now being called a “dargah” by a section of residents at the Muslim-majority Sooppikkada village in Kozhikode district. They claim the virus targeted the village because the grave was “neglected over the years”.

Tripura sounds alert on Nipah virus

The state government issued a notice to all District Chief Medical Officers yesterday to stay sensitised and alert on any impending Nipah virus outbreak in the state.


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.

Battling Nipah: A month later, Kerala seems to be over the hump but officials can't lower their guard

A month after the death of the first suspected victim, Kerala seems to be over the hump, having kept off a second wave of infection. But the 2,500 people in quarantine, doctors manning isolation wards, and officials can’t afford to lower their guard. The Indian Express reports from a state on high alert.