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Tag: Nipah Virus

US Scientists Develop Nipah Virus Vaccine That Can Save Lives In Just 3 Days
US Scientists Develop Nipah Virus Vaccine That Can Save Lives In Just 3 Days

The US scientists immunised African green monkeys with the experimental jab about three to seven days prior to exposure to a strain of the Nipah virus.

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Kerala Boy’s Death Due To NIPAH Triggers Concerns Of Another Deadly Virus Outbreak

A 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus in Kozhikode of Kerala, triggering concerns of a possible outbreak of another deadly virus. The minor boy died in a private hospital in the early hours of Sunday.

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Kerala Boy Dies Due To Nipah Virus

The first Nipah virus disease (NiV) outbreak in South India was reported from Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 19, 2018.

ML identifies bat species that can spread Nipah

Kochi: Researchers have developed a model using Machine Learning (ML) to identify bat species with the potential to host the Nipah virus, with a focus on India. Four new bat species were flagged as surveillance priorities. “While there is a growing understanding that bats play a role in the transmission of Nipah virus in Southeast […]

How Nipah infection is different from swine flu, bird flu

New Delhi: With the return of the Nipah infection in Kerala, the need for awareness about zoonotic diseases has increased, especially in view of the spread of misinformation about these diseases. Doctors say that the symptoms of Nipah infection, swine flu and bird flu are similar, but there are also differences in how the diseases […]

Six test negative for Nipah in Kerala

Kochi: Samples of six patients suffering from fever were tested negative for Nipah virus, Kerala Health Minister K.K. Shailaja announced on Thursday. She said there was no need to panic as the situation was under control. Speaking to the media here, Shailaja said all those who were tested negative were in direct contact with the […]

Kerala Nipah: 5 in isolation, 311 under observation

Kochi: A Kerala youth being treated for testing positive for Nipah virus (NiV) is stable, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Wednesday said, adding that three nurses who treated him, a friend and another person have been kept in isolation. He continues to be treated at a ward at the Kalamassery hospital near here. “A total of […]

Kerala youth tests positive for Nipah: Minister

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja on Tuesday confirmed that the youth being treated near Kochi has tested positive for Nipah virus (NiV). The test was confirmed by the Pune based National Institute of Virology. She also assured that elaborate arrangements have been made to tackle the emergency and there was no need for panic. The […]

Odia youths taken ill upon arrival from Goa: Health Minister rules out Nipah virus

Bhubaneswar: With eight persons getting admitted to SCB medical in Cuttack after being afflicted by a ‘mysterious’ ailment upon arrival from Goa and subsequent return of 12 more persons from Goa yesterday triggering panic; Health Minister Pratap Jena today ruled out Nipah virus scare. The minister said that is only a hearsay that the eight […]

Two Odia workers succumb to unknown disease in Goa, 8 others admitted to SCB

Balasore: Eight youths from Balasore suffering from an unknown disease were today admitted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCBMCH) in Cuttack after two of their mates succumbed to the disease at Goa last week. All of them hailing from Nimatpur in Bhograi area of the district were employed at a restaurant in Goa, […]

Saudi Arabia bans produce from Kerala

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala amid concerns over the deadly Nipah virus outbreak. The Nipah virus itself can cause encephalitis – a dangerous swelling of the brain – and common symptoms vary from none to elevated fevers, cough, headache, shortness of breath and confusion, the Gulf […]

Nipah scare pushes several states to issue alerts

New Delhi: Nipah virus may not have spread beyond Kerala but its scare has spread across the country with several states investigating suspicious cases and issuing advisories on precautions and travel to Kerala. With another death in Kerala on Saturday, the total number of deaths due to Nipah virus has reached 13. The majority of […]

Bihar Govt issues Nipah virus alert

Patna: The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions, an official said. “The government has issued an alert of Nipah virus (NiV) in view of its outbreak in Kerala that has claimed 10 lives and created panic,” said health department official R. D. Ranjan. An advisory has also been […]

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Nipah scare: No need to panic; adopt good hygiene practices

New Delhi: Simple good hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and cooking food properly before consuming can help you avoid contracting the brain-damaging Nipah virus which has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now and led to quarantining of at least 40 others, health experts suggest. The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that […]

Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off

Kozhikode/Malappuram (Kerala): With the death of one more patient on Thursday morning, the Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala till now, while a fresh case of a nursing student in Kozhikode testing positive has surfaced, officials said. Death of Moosa was confirmed at a private hospital where he was being treated. Earlier this […]

Nipah Scare: Odisha health dept issues alert to hospitals; MoHFW issues guidelines

Bhubaneswar: With the deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) reportedly claiming lives of 12 persons in Kerela, the Odisha government has issued an alert to five medical colleges and 30 District Headquarters Hospitals (DHHs) in the wake of the virus outbreak. As per reports, the transmission of NiV takes place through direct contact with fruit bats infected […]

Nipah virus kills one more in Kerala, public meetings banned

Kozhikode (Kerala): With the death of one more patient who tested positive for Nipah virus (NiP) on Thursday morning, the disease has claimed 12 lives in Kerala, officials said. The death of Moosa was confirmed at a private hospital where he was being treated. Early this month, two of his sons and a relative also […]

Nipah virus claims 10 lives in Kerala, two serious

Kozhikode: The toll due to the Nipah virus (NiP), presently identified in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram, rose to 10 on Tuesday even as the Central and state governments scrambled to contain its outbreak. State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who is now based at Kozhikode and shuttling to Malappuram, told the media that till Tuesday, 18 […]

Nadda rushes Central team to check Nipah virus in Kerala

New Delhi: The Central government on Monday assured all support to the Kerala government and sent a Central team to check the outbreak of the Nipah virus (NiV) that has taken three lives while eight patients are under intensive care. “We are closely monitoring the situation. I have also dispatched a Central team to assist […]