Since its discovery in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999, a number of deadly Nipah outbreaks have occurred in South and Southeast Asian countries. In Kerala, 16 of the 18 infected had died.
Having successfully fought Nipah outbreak a year ago, the health department is gearing up for a preventive drive against the deadly virus from next month.
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.
The committee has been given the responsibility of taking stock of the measures being implemented in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.
After an initial setback due to reports on Nipah-related deaths, the Kerala tourism industry seems to be clawing back to normalcy.
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.
The Health Department authorities have ruled out room for apprehension and reiterated no Nipah virus source was confirmed in Malappuram.
As many as 21 samples collected from bats and livestock from Perambra
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.
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.
Director of Animal Husbandry Dr N N Sasi said the samples of three bats, four goats, five bovines and eight pigs were sent for analysis and all the samples turned negative.
: In the wake of Nipah virus infection outbreak, the directorate of health services has issued guidelines for public and health service personnel on Thursday.
The death toll due to Nipah virus in the state rose to 11 on Thursday with the death of a person who was admitted to a private hospital last week. The deceased was identified as Moosa hailing
Directions have been given to continue vigil and to strengthen the state's monitoring mechanism, besides increasing awareness about the virus and strengthening precautionary measures.
Wednesday was the first day when no death was reported in the district after the presence of Nipah virus was confirmed on Sunday.