Kozhikode, September 18: For the third consecutive day, no new case of Nipah has been reported in Kozhikode city of Kerala, where six positive cases have been reported so far. Two deaths have also been reported as well. “One of the patients who had come in contact with one of deceased, who died due to Nipah, has tested negative. Around 61 people who were high risk cases have turned negative and so far 197 have been tested and all of them have turned negative. In all there are 1233 people who may have contracted the disease,” State Health Minister Veena George said. Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kerala: Centre Provided Technical Suggestions for Virus Surveillance to State Government To Improve Current Situation, Say Sources.
He said that the central team of experts have expressed their happiness in the way we have handled this outbreak. Nipah Virus Outbreak: World’s First Biosafety Level 3 Lab Is Assisting in Testing of Virus in Kerala’, Says Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.
“The condition of the four people who are currently positive are stable and improving as well. Even though things are under control, the caution will continue,” said George. Meanwhile, a few teams are studying the areas at Kozhikode from where the six positive cases were detected.
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