Nandankanan Zoo director Shashi Paul has also urged the CZA to issue a protocol on the near-fatal virus.
The move comes after the near-fatal Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesviruses (EEHV) claimed the lives of two mammals in three weeks.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has stressed the need to develop a mechanism for enhanced surveillance of Nipah Virus (NiV) in the state.
According to doctors in Bengaluru, Rhinovirus infections, influenza and RSV are also on a rise in the city lately.
In an effort to prevent diarrhoea deaths, free rotavirus vaccination for children under the age of one have been rolled out in the state.
Farmers have long contained the virus spread by quarantining and killing infected animals, but the disease's devastating march into East Asia is intensifying the search for another solution.
Rotavirus vaccine will be available in all states and Union Territories as part of the Universal Immunisation Programme by September, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan announced.
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.
With all but one district affected, 49 people died of the disease while 190 positive cases were reported till Friday.
Swine flu is an infection caused by one of several swine influenza viruses (SIV), with the H1N1 strain being the most common across the country.
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.