Kerala govt says Nipah outbreak contained, police file case over fake news

29 May, 2018, 07:18 | Author: Keith Rowe
  • The Nipah virus is highly contagious and can spread from contact with an infected person

For Nipah virus computational drug repositioning, they would be using gene expression data from a published report that used endothelial cells treated with NiV that is reported by scientists in Malaysia and France and perform "computational drug repositioning" to find potential drugs that could be useful against NiV.

There isn't any vaccine for the virus, which is unfold by way of physique fluids, the World Well being Organisation says, and the same old therapy is to offer supportive care.

Speaking to media, an official from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reportedly said, that a central health team has been directed to constantly review the situation in the wake of deaths due to the deadly Nipah virus in Kerala.

"We've sought the help of private hospitals to tide over the crisis", said the official, U.V. Jose. Nipah virus is commonly found in the saliva and urine of these bats.

The Hindu reported that some ambulance drivers even declined to take a victim's body to the crematorium for fear that they would contract the illness.


Medical personnel wearing protective suits check patients at the Medical College hospital in Kozhikode, Kerala state, India, May 21, 2018 amid a deadly outbreak of the Nipah virus, carried mainly by fruit bats. Avoid fruits half eaten by bats, avoid eating fruits in open places. The crews have since sealed the well with florescent nets, according to BBC News. Noted author and rationalist MN Karassery also joined in, tweeting to the Kerala Chief Minister, to institute an award for the most service-minded female nurse, in honour of Lini.

"Their two children will be given Rs 5 lakh each and this can be withdrawn when they turn 18", a statement issued by Vijayan's office said.

"I think I am nearly on my way". I don't think I will see you again. "Sorry", Puthusheri wrote, according to the Associated Press. "With a few hygiene measures and timely diagnosis in case of any symptoms, we can all work better at combating this virus", she counsels.

Of some 116 suspected cases sent for testing in recent weeks, 15 have been confirmed as Nipah, the Kerala government said on its website http://bit.ly/2GUSi3T on Monday. The symptoms that start appearing five to 14 days after infection include dizziness, headache, fever, nausea, drowsiness and confusion.

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