nipah virus

Panel orders to cut down 4 trees to ‘save’ man from bats

V K Beenakumari, in her order, directed Kallooppara panchayat secretary to cut down the trees within a month and submit a compliance report.

published on : 15th September 2020

Batting for wildlife

When the Nipah virus infection broke out in 2018, electrical engineer Yashpal Rathore, who has been photographing wildlife for 12 years, decided to document bats in the urban landscape.

published on : 7th September 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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