Live Updates: The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday sent a team of experts to Kerala after two people died in Kozhikode of the Nipah virus.
A 9-year-old and a 24-year-old relative of the person, who died on Monday, September 11, also tested positive for the Nipah virus.
Four people undergoing treatment are close relatives of one of the victims. Let’s check LIVE UPDATES of the all the development in regards with the Nipah virus.
India to seeks doses from Australia
ICMR to procure 20 more doses of monoclonal antibody for the treatment of Nipah virus.
“The medicine being procured from Australia needs to be given during the early stage of the infection,” ICMR DG Rajveev Bahl said.
Kerala HC asks state government to issue guidelines for Sabarimala pilgrimage
Ahead of the Sabrimala pilgrimage, Kerala HC has asked the state government to issue guidelines for the monthly puja.
Educational institutes to remain shut till September 24
All educational institutes in Kerala’s Kozhikode district will remain closed for a week until next Sunday in view of the Nipah virus outbreak reported from the region.
The closure order will apply to schools, professional colleges, tuition centres and any other educational institute in the district. Online classes will be provided throughout the week.
Nipah virus has higher mortality rate than COVID: DG ICMR
DG ICMR Dr. Rajiv Bahl says, “…If COVID had a mortality of 2-3%, here the mortality is 40-70%. So, the mortality is extremely high…
DG ICMR Dr. Rajiv Bahl lists out precautionary measures against the prevention and spread of the Nipah virus:
Wash your hands
Wear your mask
Ignore getting close to the Nipah virus positive patient
Avoid getting exposed to body fluids, blood
Holiday for all educational institutions in Kozhikode
Kozhikode District Collector A Geetha had declared a holiday for all educational institutions in Kozhikode on Thursday and Friday in the wake of growing Nipah virus infection.
BIG! 1 More positive case in Kerala’s Kozhikode district
39-year-old man found positive of Nipah virus infection in Kerala’s Kozhikode district on Friday. Kerala’s state Health Minister Veen George’s office on Friday confirmed this.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar reviews measures in containment zone in Kozhikode
New case of Nipah virus
Kerala’s state health minister confirmed a new case of the Nipah virus in the state’s Kozhikode district. With that development, total number of affected persons is five.
Government identified 7 villages as contaminated zone
7 villages in Kerala’s Kozhikode have been identified as a containment zone. In a Facebook post, Kozhikode District Collector A Geetha said that seven village panchayats have been identified as containment zone.
Atanchery, Maruthonkara, Triuvallur, Kuttiyadi, Kayakkodi, Villyapalli and Kavilumpara
Government shuts down schools and colleges
Nipah virus strain was the Bangladesh variant that spreads from human to human and has a high mortality rate, though it is less infections, Kerala Health Minister Veena Gupta said in the state assembly today.
Measures imposed in the abovementioned areas:
What not allowed?
- No one will be allowed to travel in and out of 43 wards of seven village panchayats declared as containment zones.
- Banks, government offices, quasi-government institution, educations institutions and Anganwadi will be shut.
- Shops selling essential items and medicines will be permitted to function..
- Stores selling essential good will operate from7 am to 5 pm.
- Health and pharmacies have no bar.
- Local self-government institutions and village offices will be allowed to function with minimal staff.
- People must wear masks
- Alcohol based sanitisers
- Social distancing
Nipah Virus: 16 committees have been formed
Nipah Outbreak: Centre sent a team of experts to Kerala
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday confirmed that a central team of experts have been sent to the state to take stock of the situation.
“There is nothing worry about. Those who were in contact with the deceased are being traced and treated. Being careful is the key to tackling the situation. Everyone is requested to cooperate with the action plan prepare by the health department,” said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya confirms two deaths in Kerala
Kerala: High level meeting on September 12
State Health Minister Veena George held a high-level meeting
Review the current situation in the state..
Alert issued in Kozhikode:
Following the death of two due to Nipah virus, the state department has also issued an alert in the district…
Precautions from Nipah virus transmission
Avoid contact with infected humans
Wash fruit and vegetables
Avoid contact with animals
Avoid visiting places where the outbreak has already taken…
Symptoms of Nipah infection:
Acute respiratory infection
Pain in muscles
Source of transmission
Can be transmitted to people from animals
Can be transmitted from person-to-person.
“In subsequent outbreaks in Bangladesh and India, consumption of fruits or fruits products (such as raw palm juice) contaminated with urine or saliva from infected fruit bats was the most likely source of infection,” WHO said.
Most people makes a full recovery
Some develop residual neurological conditions after acute encephalitis
Fatality rate is 40-75%
“Encephalitis and seizures occur in severe cases, progressing to coma within 24 to 48 hours,” WHO warns