Nipah virus: States on high alert, schools in Kozhikode, Malappuram to re-open on June 12

kerala | 03 June 2018 11:07 AM (UTC)
Sanjana Santhosh
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In the wake of Nipah virus outbreak, the schools in Malappuram district (Kerala) will re-open on June 12. Educational institutions in Kozhikode district will also open only on June 12

The Center has issued an alert to all states in the wake of the Nipah virus to postpone the re-opening of schools. However, samples from Goa, Telangana, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh were tested positive for Nipah Virus. However, the high alert has been issued in these states.

Central Health Minister J P Nada has ordered to set up individual care centres in the districts to prevent the spread of the virus.

Currently, 17 people have died due to Nipah virus in Kerala. There are about 2,000 people on the watch list. Out of the 193 confirmed cases, 18 are infected with the virus.

The health department has not found the source of the viral infection yet. There is high alert in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. 

Health Minister K K Shailaja said that those in contact with Nipah patients should be cautious until the end of the incubation period, and hence daily screening will be essential to prevent the spread of the brain-damaging virus.

In the wake of Nipah virus outbreak, the schools in Malappuram district (Kerala) will re-open on June 12. Educational institutions in Kozhikode district will also open only on June 12.

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