Nipah virus

20 years since discovery, still no drugs to fight Nipah, scientists warn of potential epidemic

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.

published on : 9th December 2019

Nipah prevention drive to start in December

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.

published on : 12th November 2019

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

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

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

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

Tracing source of Nipah virus hits dead end; bats not ruled out completely

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.

published on : 25th May 2018

Kerala Health Department issues fresh guidelines on Nipah virus outbreak

: In the wake of Nipah virus infection outbreak, the directorate of health services has issued guidelines for public and health service personnel on Thursday. 

published on : 25th May 2018

Nipah toll climbs to 11 after another death in Kerala

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

published on : 25th May 2018

Nipah Virus: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan chairs high-level meet to review preventive measures

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.

published on : 24th May 2018

First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode

Wednesday was the first day when no death was reported in the district after the presence of Nipah virus was confirmed on Sunday.

published on : 24th May 2018
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