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NIPAH VIRUS NEWS

Kerala nurse Lini who died treating Nipah patient honoured with Florence Nightingale award

December 06, 2019 5:36 pm

The award presented by President Ram Nath Kovind was handed over the award to Lini’s husband Sajeesh Puthur during the award ceremony held in Delhi.

Virus: A lesson in empathy

September 12, 2019 10:45 am

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

August 17, 2019 11:06 am

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

June 28, 2019 9:33 pm

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?

June 13, 2019 8:59 am

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

June 10, 2019 7:13 pm

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

June 09, 2019 9:14 pm

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

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.

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

June 07, 2019 12:54 am

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.