Nipah Scare: Odisha health dept issues alert to hospitals; MoHFW issues guidelines

Nipah Scare: Odisha health dept issues alert to hospitals; MoHFW issues guidelines

Outbreaks of Nipah occur annually in Bangladesh and 105 people died from the virus in Malaysia 1999, when more than a million pigs were slaughtered to stem its spread.

Animal Husbandry department and Forest officials deposit a bat into a container after catching it inside a well at Changaroth in Kozhikode in the Indian state of Kerala on May 21, 2018. Sorry. Take care of our Children.

Two more deaths, due to fever, were reported from Kozhikode on Sunday.

The Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala has kicked panic among citizens after it has taken 10 lives. Although "They are not confirmed Nipah Cases yet, so there is no need to panic", he added via telephone.

The report said that this was the fourth death in the family with Moosa's two sons and sister-in-law dying from the disease.

Blood and body fluid samples from suspected cases in Kerala have been send to the National Institute of Virology in the western city of Pune for study, officials said.

Around 15 bats were found dead in a government school in Nahan, reported ANI.

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According Rajesh BV, a health official in Karnataka on Wednesday.

MPs, MLAs, other representatives of people and leaders of various political parties would attend the meeting, Health minister K K Shylaja today said. On Friday, the advisory, again issued by the department, brought down the number of districts to two - Kozhikode and Malappuram."When the government Health Department issues an advisory, it gives credibility".

A nurse who treated three of the Kerala victims succumbed to the infection on Monday, Health Minister K.K. Shailaja told a news briefing, where she announced payment of compensation to her family and others who lost family members to the infection.

"I am not very anxious about my family back there as the state medical department is working very efficiently and we hope that the virus will be contained soon", he adds.

"We have opened a control room and we are always on the alert and we are doing everything possible to keep things under check".

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes Nipah infection as a "newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans".

It was the slow response to West Africa's 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people before an effective vaccine was developed, that prompted the launch of the CEPI coalition in January 2017.

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