Nagaland: Advisory on Nipah virus issued; ‘Be aware, alert’, says Vety Dept

Nagaland: Advisory on Nipah virus issued; ‘Be aware, alert’, says Vety Dept

All animal samples, together with these from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala, despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, had been unfavourable for Nipah, stated animal husbandry officer A. Mohandas. In the Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, local media has reported almost 200 patients receiving hospital treatment. The person was quarantined after showing symptoms similar to those affected by the virus.

"It is not clear yet whether it is a Nipah case".

Treatment is limited to supportive care because Nipah virus encephalitis can be transmitted person to person, standard infection control practices and proper barrier nursing techniques are important in preventing hospital required infections.

Close to 200 patients in these two districts are being treated in hospitals, with 26 under observation. People panicked when cases of patients with fever getting admitted to hospitals, were reported.

Betodkar also ruled out the need to alert the passengers who were travelling with him in the train and added, "No advisory has been issued by the State government about the virus".

Militants attack Afghan ministry with bomb, grenades and gunfire
Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said one policeman was killed and five were wounded. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Haryana's Health Minister Anil Vij once again triggered controversy after his no Namaz in public' statement and this time minister compared Congress chief Rahul Gandhi to deadly Nipah Virus, that has claimed many lives in Kerala and spreading across the country.

Mangos, dates and bananas - the preferred food of the fruit bats - have all been banned. "Let us wait for the report", he said.

All airlines and point of entries in the UAE, including airports and seaports, have been advised to keep a watch out for people exhibiting symptoms of Nipah virus (NiV), a senior health official from the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) said.

The virus has killed about 260 people since it first spread across Bangladesh, Malaysia and India back in 1998.

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