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Virus: A lesson in empathy

Abu’s film, Virus is brilliantly crafted and feels astonishingly economical for the sheer breadth of the trajectory it encompasses: the eruption of the medical epidemic in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala , and its eradication.

Pune: ICMR to set up clinical trial platform, help bring down cost of drugs

In his talk on efforts of ICMR in containment of Nipah virus outbreak, Dr R R Gangakhedkar, head of the Epidemiology division, admitted that the episode was a learning experience on their preparedness.


Eleven bat species found in India are potential carriers of Nipah virus: Study

The study, which was published on Friday in the PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases journal, aims to identify bat species with the potential to host the virus amid the occurrence of the outbreak, twice in two years, in Kerala.

Explained: Suspected source of Nipah in Kerala, how is the fruit bat different from other bats?

The Nipah virus is zoonotic — it spreads primarily between animals and humans — and fruit bats are known to spread it.

Condition of Nipah patient in Kochi improves, eight others in isolation ward

At present, the names of 329 people continue to be on the contact list of the state's health department, out of which 52 are in the 'high risk' category.

No new cases of Nipah in Kerala, infected patient's condition improving: Health Minister

All healthcare facilities have been asked to ensure high index of suspicion in cases with similar symptoms and also ensure availability of isolation and emergency management facilities before referral.


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.

Nipah: Six test negative, 33 put in high-risk category

The confirmation that the six persons under observation are not infected came from National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, where their samples had been sent for examination.