After an eventful 47 days of seclusion, close monitoring and treatment, the state’s lone patient affected with Nipah virus is likely to be discharged on Tuesday.
Virology institute yet to pinpoint origin of virus’ latest outbreak
A total of 330 contacts are being followed up on a daily basis and no new case has been reported, the Union Health Minister said.
Ernakulam District Medical Officer Dr N K Kuttapan said the Health Department is monitoring the health condition of the rest of the people in the direct contact list.
A 79-year-old man from Cuddalore who was working in Kerala has been admitted to JIPMER, Puducherry, after he was suspected to be affected by Nipah virus.
Three people who were under observation at Kalamassery Medical College isolation ward were discharged after ensuring their health condition was safe.
The health department is now conducting studies to find out the reasons behind the second Nipah outbreak.
There is a marked improvement in the condition of the Nipah-infected youth currently undergoing treatment.
Earlier last week, a 23-year-old man in Kerala tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus — a virus classified as a zoonotic disease by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Concerns over spread of Nipah Virus has reached Tamil Nadu from neighbouring Kerala, with one suspected case being identified.
A case of Nipah was reported from Kerala's Ernakulam district on June 3 and the condition of the infected college student is improving.
Rane said he would hold a high-level meeting and ask the authorities concerned to ensure that the viral infection does not spread in the state.
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The state government has said a total of 318 people, who were in touch with the infected student, have been kept under observation.
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