India steps up hunt for origin of mysterious brain-damaging Nipah virus

Henrietta Brewer
May 31, 2018

He was reported saying that the virus was suspected to have originated from Malaysia through the fruit bats and have passed on to humans when they consume fruits that are bitten by the bats.

The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) said in a statement that it has banned the imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from Kerala.

The director of the Public Health Department recently was spotted conducting a meeting in Coimbatore in order to create awareness among the people on the spread of the virus in the border districts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

"Since he was travelling alone, we have ed the police to trace his family", said Bandekar.


The virus has not but unfold past two areas in south India, in line with officers, however they've issued a collection of warnings to individuals residing within the stricken cities the place greater than 200 persons are being handled in hospitals.

The Kozhikode health department is maintaining vigilance in the wake of three deaths there reportedly due to the virus. The Pharmacy Association has been briefed regarding masks and the correct drug usage.

Few days ago, a man was admitted to the isolation ward of the Thanjavur Medical college hospital.

The Auxiliary nurse midwives (ANM) have been briefed regarding Nipah and awareness material prepared by Process Information Management System (PIMS) has been given to Document Management System (DMS) for circulation.


He advised against eating fruits that are fallen on the ground or appear to have animal teeth or claw marks. "Stay away from suspected infected persons".

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Nipah virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to the acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis.

A recent outbreak in South India has renewed interest in Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine or cure that generally spreads from bats or pigs to humans and kills almost three-quarters of those infected.


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