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Nipah virus


Kerala steps up surveillance to prevent Nipah virus outbreak

May 10, 2022 8:24 pm

Health Minister Veena George told media persons that surveillance and preventive measures would be strengthened in all regions, particularly in Kozhikode and Ernakulam districts, where the infection has been reported in the past.

ICMR-NIV scientists find presence of IgG antibodies against Nipah in 51 bat samples from southern India

April 05, 2022 5:24 pm

Nipah virus is one of the priority pathogens with a pandemic potential. Though the spread is far slower than SARS-CoV-2, case fatality is the biggest concern.

Nationwide bat survey to locate Nipah hotspots: Bharat Bhagya Vidhata awardee Dr Pragya Yadav

April 02, 2022 1:05 pm

The senior scientist at NIV was instrumental in isolating the SARS-CoV-2 virus and leading the effort to carry out animal studies for the development of indigenous Covid-19 vaccines.

Nipah antibodies detected in two bat species: Kerala health minister

September 30, 2021 12:29 am

It was in Kozhikode district where the fatal virus had claimed the life of a boy earlier this month.

TN govt's preventive measures kept Zika, Nipah virus at bay: Minister

September 20, 2021 11:22 am

Those entering the state from Kerala had to undergo RT-PCR tests and carry vaccination certificates and were sent back if they failed the test and did not carry the certificates, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said.

Karnataka: ‘Anxious’ lab technician’s test result returns negative for Nipah virus

September 16, 2021 7:18 am

The case had kept the health officials on their toes as the man self-reported himself to have had a chance of contracting Nipah, a week after a 12-year-old succumbed to the infection in neighbouring Kerala.

'This time, nobody had to tell us what to do': What is behind quick control of Nipah in Kerala

September 15, 2021 8:29 pm

Though a 12-year-old boy succumbed to the virus, 10 days on, the outbreak currently remains restricted to him as over 140 persons, who came in contact with him including his close family members, have tested negative.

Karnataka: Nipah suspected in Mangaluru, sample sent to Pune for testing

September 15, 2021 6:49 am

The person works as a lab technician in Mangaluru and had not shown any severe symptoms till the sample was sent for testing at the National Institute of Virology in Pune, according to officials.

‘Waiting for day we can move about’

September 12, 2021 2:03 pm

Pazhoor village in Kozhikode had got used to containment, with Covid lurking here like the rest of Kerala. Then came Nipah, and the return of uncertainty.

Nipah Virus: Will get a report on possible impact and take action to control- Karnataka CM

September 10, 2021 6:50 am

With confirmed cases of the Nipah virus (NiV) infection reported recently in neighboring Kerala, the Karnataka government on Tuesday had directed district administrations, especially those bordering that state, to strengthen surveillance and preparedness.