Following the death of a superintendent of Kozhikode district court complex due to Nipah, the district bar association asked the collector to stop the functioning of the district court for the time-being.
Health officials have identified a bat-infested well in a house in Kozhikode district as the likely epicentre of the outbreak of Nipah virus in this country.
After reviewing the situation, the central team suggested triage of Nipah cases and establishment of dedicated isolation facilities in district and strict infection control practices. And scientists say that the Nipah virus has two strains - Malaysia (NiVM) and Bangladesh (NiVB). A list of 1,950 persons, who had come in contact with confirmed NiV cases, has been prepared and they are being closely monitored, she added. Both animal-to-human and human-to-human transmission have been documented.
There are now, no vaccines or treatment for the Nipah virus infection in human beings. Subsequent outbreaks in India and Bangladesh have occurred with high fatality rate.
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Nipah Virus: Medical Emergency In Kerala:- Nipah Virus created a stir in Kerala and despite of taking all the necessary norms, the death toll has been taking a rise on regular basis.
The Delhi government on Friday, issued an advisory asking people to be cautious, and said that no human infection from the deadly virus has been reported in the national capital. Out of 19 reported cases, 17 deaths from the two affected districts in Kerala.
Two people, who succumbed to the virus in the past two days, had undergone treatment at the taluk hospital before being shifted to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital.
IMA had organized a programme on Thursday to share scientific details about Nipah virus with people and create awareness. A common example is consumption of raw date palm sap contaminated with infectious bat excretions. Wash hands thoroughly with antibacterial soap if you make any physical contact with an infected person. The spread of virus from humans to humans is very rapid and once infected more than half die.