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    Kerala government to honour 76 medical professionals for Nipah service 

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to honour 76 medical professionals at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital for their dedicated and committed service during the Nipah virus outbreak. The decision was taken at a weekly cabinet meeting held here.

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  • Nipah Virus result of tampering with nature, says J P Nadda

    Raipur: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda claimed that the Nipah Virus outbreak in Kerala is the result of “tampering with nature”. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Nadda assured that the Centre is closely monitoring the situation in Kerala.


    Nipah Virus outbreak: Schools, Colleges to remain shut in Kozhikode till June 12

    Kozhikode: In the wake of the Nipah Virus outbreak in parts of Kerala, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in Kozhikode will remain shut till June 12. Moreover, aforementioned institutions in Wayanad, Kannur, and Malappuram districts would remain closed till June 5, as opposed to the initial reopening on June 1. However, schools and colleges in other districts have reopened on Thursday after summer vacations.


    Kerala woman under observation for Nipah symptoms dies

    Kozhikode: A 39-year-old woman, who was under observation for Nipah virus symptoms, died today. However, the samples of the woman were found to be negative, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja told reporters. The cause of her death has to be ascertained, she said.

  • Kerala Health dept on alert after 'Nipah' virus outbreak

    Nipah virus scare: Doctors, Nurses of Taluk hospital asked to go on leave

    Kozhikode (Ker): Several staffers, including nurses and four doctors, of a hospital in nearby Balussery, have been asked to go on leave from today as a precautionary measure after the death of two people being treated for Nipah virus, officials said. The virus has so far claimed 16 lives in Kerala’s northern districts.

  • Kerala Health dept on alert after 'Nipah' virus outbreak

    Nipah virus death toll rises to 16 in Kerala

    Calicut (Kerala): The Nipah scare has claimed another life in Kerala’s Calicut, taking the number of deaths to 16. The scare, created by the occurrence of the virus, has also affected the tourism in the state. However, locals and tourists believe that the situation has been falsely portrayed by the media.


    Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus

    Panaji: A Kerala-based man, who was kept under observation at a hospital in Goa after showing symptoms of Nipah virus, has tested negative for the deadly infection. The blood samples of the patient, sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, have come out negative for the virus, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said today.

  • No Nipah virus case in northeast: Official

    Imphal: No case of Nipah virus has been detected in the northeast, an official said on Tuesday, denying misleading social media reports about its presence in the region. Manipur’s Director, Health Services, K. Rajo said there were social media reports to the effect that some cases of Nipah had been detected in Meghalaya, but officials in the state denied any confirmed case.

  • Kerala: Nipah virus takes toll on sale of fruits

    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala):  The daily profits of local fruit sellers in Kerala have reduced drastically as reports came in that Nipah virus could spread through consumption of fruits. One of the sellers told ANI, “Even though we are selling at half of the usual price, no one is willing to buy.” As per an advisory released by the Kerala government, it has been stated that the virus could spread by fruit bats.

  • Bhopal: Don’t panic, maintain caution, says Health department on Nipah virus outbreak

    Bhopal: Health and family welfare department released an advisory on Nipah virus and asked people not to panic about it. Its advisory over Nipah virus instructed people not to consume fruits, tadi eaten by fruits bats. Areas dominated by people from Kerala and fruits bats hideouts are under scanner in MP to detect any case of virus infection and prevent an outbreak.


    Sikkim government issues advisory on Nipah virus

    Gangtok: The Sikkim health department has issued an advisory urging the people of the state to take precaution against Nipah virus. “Though there is minimal possibility of Nipah virus in Sikkim, but the people need to take precaution,” it said in an advisory yesterday in the wake of Nipah outbreak in Kerala.


    Kerala: Nipah virus hampers tourism, locals blame media

    Kochi (Kerala): Tourism in Kerala is bearing the brunt of the sudden occurrence of Nipah virus in a section of the state. However, locals and tourists believe that the situation has been falsely portrayed by the media. News of the presence of the virus was first reported from Kozhikode earlier this week, and now, at least 12 deaths have been confirmed to have taken place due to

  • Kerala Health dept on alert after 'Nipah' virus outbreak

    Himachal Pradesh’s health ministry issues advisory on Nipah virus scare

    Himachal Pradesh: In the wake of the of Nipah Virus scare in Kerala, which claimed the lives of 11 people so far, Himachal Pradesh health ministry issued an advisory on Thursday. According to the advisory, consumers of fruits that are bitten by bats, farmers who come in contact with bats, people consuming and working with pigs and people who are in contact with people affected by the virus, are

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