Nipah virus reaches Trivandrum?

Nipah virus reaches Trivandrum?
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Special care is being given to patients who show symptoms similar to NiV infection. A lot of fake information, propagated through the social media on Nipah virus infection, is creating panic among people.

Nipah Virus is suspected to have made its presence felt in Trivandrum. A man, a native of Malappuram, was admitted at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College with the assumption that he had contracted Nipah virus infection, but the reports gave a different result. 

He had a high fever and headache when he was admitted to the hospital. But the test results of his blood and fluids were negative confirming that he is not infected with Nipah virus.

One of the doctors said that the Nipah virus has spread panic among the people in Kerala. He believes spreading awareness among the masses will help to curb the anxiety among people. 

Special care is being given to patients who show symptoms similar to NiV infection. A lot of fake information, propagated through the social media on Nipah virus infection, is creating panic among people.

Kerala's health minister KK Shailaja said that a total of nine persons are currently undergoing treatment in various hospitals and isolation wards have been opened in several hospitals in Kozhikode. A multi-disciplinary central team from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is in Kerala and is continually reviewing the situation. Samples collected of the virus have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for further testing.

 

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