Nipah scare: Central team rushes to Kozhikode for field investigations

KOZHIKODE: A central team from the department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying will conduct field investigations in Kozhikode district, Kerala, from Monday to Wednesday regarding the Nipah Virus (NiV) outbreak. The four-member team has already arrived in the district on Sunday. The team comprises H.R. Khanna, Joint Commissioner (National Livestock Mission); Vijay Kumar Teotia, Joint […]

Nipah: India to seek Oz aid for monoclonal antibodies

Kozhikode: Amid Nipah virus infection being reported in Kerala, with 1080 people registered as the primary contacts and many under strict observation, India has decided to reach out to Australia to procure 20 more doses of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of the deadly virus. The ICMR DG Rajeev Bahl said that the apex body for […]

Nipah cases rise to 5 in Kerala, govt steps up surveillance in two districts

Kozhikode: With one more Nipah case confirmed on Friday and the total infected cases reaching five in the state, the health department has decided to increase the surveillance across the state. The health authorities said that a 39-year-old man currently under observation at a private hospital is the latest infected person. The department officials revealed […]

Medical fraternity in Kerala scrambles to demystify ‘index’ Nipah cases

ERNAKULAM: With cases of Nipah virus infection rising to five, the medical community and experts in Kerala are grappling with unanswered questions, particularly regarding two index cases, where the source of infection remains unknown. Index case refers to a situation where infection transmits directly to a person from an animal. Many medical professionals are speculating whether […]

Nipah In India: Experts divided if mRNA or covid vaccine can work

New Delhi: At a time when two people have died due to Nipah virus infection following its outbreak in kerala,  epidemiologists and health experts have cautioned that the absence of a covid like vaccine remains a concern even as they insisted that mRNA vaccines may be used to reduce transmission.  The New Indian talked to […]

Over 100 people to be quarantined for Nipah, Kerala under threat

KOZHIKODE/NEW DELHI: Kerala government health officials have asked 125 people to stay indoors who may have come into contact with the four people who had been confirmed to have had contracted the virus in Kozhikode district. Health officials also suspect that another two people may have also come into contact with the infected four.  Dr […]

Mandaviya confirms Nipah virus, Kerala on high alert

KOZHIKODE/NEW DELHI: Following the Virology Institue of Pune confirming the presence of the Nipah virus in the two deceased in Kozhikode, Kerala, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya confirmed the virus outbreak in the state, assuring that a team would be sent to investigate further, on Tuesday. “I spoke with the Kerala […]