NIPAH VIRUS – INDIA (03): (KERALA) CONFIRMED, ADDITIONAL SUSPECTED
Source: The Times of India [edited] https://m.timesofindia.com/india/centre-confirms-two-nipah-virus-deaths-in-kerala-dispatches-expert-team/articleshow/103610557.cms
Two deaths reported from Kerala’s Kozhikode district were caused by
the Nipah virus, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on
Tuesday [12 Sep 2023].
Meanwhile, state health minister Veena George said that 2 more people,
including a 9-year-old boy, have been infected with the virus.
A central team of experts has been sent to Kerala to take stock of the
situation and assist the state government in the management of the
Nipah virus infection, the minister added. Samples of 4 more people
from Kerala have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in
Pune to test for the deadly virus.
The Kerala government on Tuesday [12 Sep 2023] set up a control room
in Kozhikode and advised people to use masks as a precautionary
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a Facebook post that the
government is viewing the 2 deaths seriously and the health department
has issued an alert in Kozhikode.