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Nipah Virus: Kozhikode district schools reopening postponed till June 12

Nipah Virus: Kozhikode district schools reopening postponed till June 12

"We are preparing a dossier on what will be methodology and what would be the regulatory process so that we can fast track the process", he said. By now, the district administration has prepared a contact list of over 1,400 people which is likely to go up with the recent incidents.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday said Kerala need not worry about the Nipah virus as the state is absolutely safe from it now. It is commendable that it took just two days or as many infections when other affected countries have taken months or a few years to do it. They were supposed to re-open on June 5.

Roja had been to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, where a person was undergoing treatment for Nipah virus infection.

Seenu Prasad, who hails from Kerala and posted at the Eastern Command headquarters Fort William, was admitted to the Command Hospital here on May 20 and passed away on May 25, the spokesman said.

There is one unconfirmed death and 17 suspected nipah casesare under observation, according to the official. Basic symptoms of the Nipah virus are brain fever, nausea, vomiting, convulsions, choking, stomach pain, and fatigue.

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"Of the 18 positive cases, 16 have died and the remaining two are recovering well at the Kozhikode hospital".

The deadly Nipah virus has claimed 16 lives in the region so far. The health minister, however, said that the situation didn't warrant the shutting down of the court, and people who were in contact with the victims are under surveillance. Her blood samples were tested twice for Nipah virus, but both came out negative.

Local reports say businesses and market places are less crowded, while some movie theatres have downed shutters. It is a non-patented drug called the human monoclonal antibody (M 102.4) was developed by an Australian researcher Dr. Christopher C Broder.

The Director of Health Services Dr Sarita R L is camping in Kozhikode and coordinating with the various agencies, the release said. "It is not yet sure how much it will be effective", he said, adding the infection caused by Nipah virus has a high mortality rate (50-70 percent).


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