The Kerala government on Thursday decided to take body-fluid samples of all of those who are on the ‘high-risk’ contact list linked to the first Nipah victim, a 47-year-old man who died on August 30 in the latest outbreak of the infection in the state. State Health Minister Veena George said they had a high-level meeting on Thursday and after… Continue reading "Kerala to test samples of all persons in Nipah contact list"
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Another Nipah virus infection has been confirmed in Kerala, taking the total cases to five. Two people have died and the other three, including a nine-year-old boy, are undergoing treatment. A 24-year-old health worker has been infected with the Nipah virus (NiV), Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Wednesday, adding that contact tracing has begun. Of the 706 contacts,… Continue reading "Schools shut in Kerala after Nipah count increases to five"