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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
After an initial setback due to reports on Nipah-related deaths, the Kerala tourism industry seems to be clawing back to normalcy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tourism in Kerala is bearing the brunt of the sudden occurrence of Nipah virus in a section of the state.
The advisory stated, supportive and symptomatic care is the key to the treatment as there is no approved specific therapy for Nipah.
: 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