Thursday, 19 July, 2018


Kerala lifts high alert; schools to reopen on June 12

Nipah contained says minister Kerala lifts high alert; schools to reopen on June 12
Patty Aguilar | 12 June, 2018, 21:01

An all-party meet, held under the stewardship of Health Minister K K Shylaja on Sunday, has chose to honour appropriately those who made all out efforts to treat the patients in isolation wards even by risking their own lives.

As many as 16 people lost their lives in Kerala due to the outbreak of the virus in May.

Kozhikode: The Kerala government has finally lifted the high alert in northern Kozhikode as well as Malappuram following the outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus last month, as per a report by news agency PTI. The Minister said no new Nipah cases had been reported so far in the much-dreaded second phase of the viral flare-up. The results of the 12 samples sent for examination were negative and no fresh cases of Nipah-suspect cases were admitted to the Medical College Hospital on Saturday.

"The virus has been stalled". "As per the latest report of the Central High-Level Team, Nipah Virus disease is not a major outbreak and only local occurrence limited to two districts Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala", an advisory issued by the National Centre for Disease Control said.

The Minister, along with the District Collector, MLAs and other officials, visited them without wearing any protective gear, as they have been completely cured. Choubey, while interacting with media, said the virus is not epidemic and people should not be scared of it.

"We have treated the family of those persons who were infected by and died because of Nipah virus. They were kept in isolation in Pune's National Institute of Virology", the minister added.

Kozhikode: The Kerala government, on June 10, made a decision to lift the high alert sounded in northern Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in the wake of the outbreak of deadly Nipah virus last month that has so far claimed 17 lives.

"There is no need for the general public to be apprehensive about the safety of individuals and their family members".

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