KK Shailaja: A teacher who contained Nipah outbreak, then rose to become Covid slayer

So when Kerala reported the first ever case of covid in the country, the health department in the state was well prepared.

published on : 11th September 2022

This Kerala doctor rode out Nipah, Covid waves with head held high

Dr A Remla Beevi, director of medical education  who bade adieu to a tumultuous stint on Tuesday, terms her last seven years as the most challenging in her 34-year career.

published on : 2nd June 2022

Tomato flu, Nipah keep Karnataka health dept on alert

Nipah is a zoonotic disease and the virus can be transmitted to humans from animals, mainly bats or pigs.

published on : 12th May 2022

Nipah alert in Kerala, health department to increase monitoring in all districts

The health department has stepped up surveillance for Nipah virus in the state and has asked hospitals to monitor patients reporting symptoms similar to the viral infection.

published on : 11th May 2022

US scientists develop Nipah virus vax that may give life-saving protection in just 3 days: Report

The virus had three outbreaks in India in the last four years, and has so far claimed nearly 20 lives, including a 12-year-old boy from Kerala.

published on : 15th March 2022

A look back at the first quarter of 2018 in Kerala

The first quarter (January-March) was relatively quiet — calm before the storm  — Nipah, the devastating floods and the Sabarimala issues were to dominate the news in the ensuing months, now we know:

published on : 27th December 2018

IMA expert panel comes out with report on Nipah virus outbreak

The Indian Medical Association’s six-member expert panel which investigated the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts has come out with a five-page report.

published on : 27th May 2018

Life in Nipah virus-hit areas limps back to normal in Kozhikode

Life is slowly limping back to normalcy in Nipah-virus hit areas in the district, even as awareness campaigns are in full swing to make people aware of the disease.

published on : 27th May 2018

A week later, battle against Nipah virus shows signs of hope in Kerala

A week after Nipah virus was confirmed as the villain behind the unknown fever deaths that had gripped Kozhikode, health authorities now seem to have a fair bit of control over the situation.

published on : 27th May 2018

Nipah virus: Kerala Government forms 16-member crisis management team

The committee has been given the responsibility of taking stock of the measures being implemented in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.

published on : 27th May 2018

Nipah virus: No evidence to establish disease's Malaysia link, say police

Recently, on the basis of some media reports, it was rumoured that Sabith was in Malaysia a month before his death and had returned after he was down with fever.

published on : 26th May 2018

Kerala Tourism industry stabilising after Nipah setback

After an initial setback due to reports on Nipah-related deaths, the Kerala tourism industry seems to be clawing back to normalcy.

published on : 26th May 2018

Nipah fear: Nurses at Perambra Taluk Hospital shunned no more

After the Express report brought to the fore the ostracisation faced by nurses and medical staff who treated a Nipah patient at Perambra Hospital, the attitude of local people is slowly changing.

published on : 26th May 2018

Two newborns at Kozhikode's Perambra Government Hospital bring hope in time of Nipah virus

Staff at the Perambra Government Hospital had much to cheer about on Friday. Two women gave birth. The mothers and their little ones are safe and sound.

published on : 26th May 2018

Nipah virus: No room for apprehension in Malappuram, says DMO

The Health Department authorities have ruled out room for apprehension and reiterated no Nipah virus source was confirmed in Malappuram.

published on : 26th May 2018

Kerala High Court asks state for details on steps taken to tackle Nipah virus

Terming the spread of Nipah virus a serious issue, the Kerala High Court on Friday directed the state government to inform it about the steps taken to control the disease.

published on : 26th May 2018

Results do not bat for Nipah virus

As many as 21 samples collected from bats and livestock from Perambra 

published on : 26th May 2018

Knowing Nipah virus: Here is what you should and shouldn't do

Kozhikode in Kerala went on high alert followed by Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka after a deadly virus called Nipah claimed eleven lives in Kerala.

published on : 25th May 2018

Nipah: Kerala procures 50 doses of monoclonal antibody to combat the virus

ICMR had written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide the antibody developed there to test if it can "neutralise" the virus in humans.

published on : 25th May 2018

'Why are we being ostracised', asks woman who lost husband to Nipah

Several Nipah affected families have complained of being isolated as people apparently fear contracting the rare virus.

published on : 25th May 2018
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