Nipah virus under control; WHO helping Kerala: Kerala Health Minister


Kerala Well being Minister Okay.Okay. Shailaja on Friday mentioned that issues had been underneath management vis-a-vis the containment of Nipah virus and that the WHO had stepped in to assist the coastal state.

“There want be no concern or panic as only one affected person examined optimistic out of 22 samples ship for testing prior to now two days. All different instances reported destructive. Issues are underneath management,” Shailaja instructed the media right here.

She mentioned that the World Well being Organisation had helped procure medicines from Australia to deal with Nipah virus sufferers.

“The primary batch of 50 doses of medicines have already arrived and might be given to sufferers present process remedy,” the Minister mentioned.

“All preparations are in place to deal with medical professionals engaged in treating the sufferers. WHO officers have complimented the Well being Division for having the ability to determine Nipah virus instances in a short time,” Shailaja added.

The Nipah virus affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, the place round 200 sufferers affected by fever have been saved underneath statement.

Nipah virus is transmitted to people by way of contaminated fruit bats, pigs or different Nipah-infected individuals.

Supply: IANS
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