Nipah virus: Kerala to send fresh samples of fruit bats for testing

Ebony Scott
June 1, 2018

We will have to wait for test results.

After the deadly Nipah virus attack in Kerala, which took the lives of 12 people in last two weeks, superstar Mohanlal has recently posted an awareness note about the deadly virus on his Facebook account.

Travellers returning to the UAE from Kerala who suspect they have symptoms of the virus have been asked to call a local medical facility before heading to an emergency room to reduce the chance of spreading the virus.

While the cause of the outbreak is still being investigated, visiting national health officials tied the initial deaths to "many bats" in a well in Kerala from which the victims drew water, the government said.

There isn't any vaccine for the virus, which is unfold by way of physique fluids, the World Well being Organisation says, and the same old therapy is to offer supportive care.

Nipah virus infection can be prevented by avoiding exposure to sick pigs and bats in endemic areas and not drinking raw date palm sap.

The Bihar government on Saturday issues an advisory against and has urged people to take precautions.

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The director of the Public Health Department recently was spotted conducting a meeting in Coimbatore in order to create awareness among the people on the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Nodal officers in all medical colleges and General Hospitals have been appointed and a Red Cross team has been placed at the Railway Station to check trains.

Masks have been made available and Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been checked.

He compared Congress chief Rahul Gandhi with the unsafe Nipah Virus which has claimed many lives across the country.

He advised against eating fruits that are fallen on the ground or appear to have animal teeth or claw marks. "The person admitted himself to the hospital, after he felt he had some symptoms similar to those affected by Nipah and he has been kept in the isolation ward at the GMC".

Nipah virus is an emerging infection that affects both animals and humans, with flu-like symptoms that can in extreme cases lead to a brain-swelling condition known as encephalitis.

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