Quick Read: Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala
Jun 04 2018 by Kathy Alvarado
The Delhi government has issued an advisory on Nipah virus asking people to avoid "unnecessary" travel to Kerala.
Officials added that there have been no suspected virus cases in the state till now and that Assam is not under any direct threat since the fruits, barring only coconut, are usually not imported here from Kerala.
Despite reports of drastic drops in passenger flow from and to Kerala, airline authorities from Air India have denied the rumours.
"There isn't any irregularity in passenger flow to and from Kerala", revealed Kishore Joshi.
Resin, 25, who died yesterday, was initially treated at the Balussery hospital when another Nipah affected patient, Nikhil was undergoing treatment.
State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said that the medical teams of the Centre, state and the private sectors need to be complimented for effectively containing the outbreak.
Apple’s WWDC 2018: Here’s what to expect
If you want to follow all the latest news from Apple , Express.co.uk will be bringing you live updates from WWDC from 6pm tonight. Conferences such as this can also act as a competitive yardstick to show how firms are progressing on developing technologies.
The death of Akihil triggered concerns as he was not in the contact list prepared by the health department.
The government has asked people to "stop consumption of raw date palm sap" and take special precaution when it comes to consuming mangoes that have fallen off trees and lying under them this season.
Apart from the 17 deaths in Kerala's Kozhikode and Mallapuram districts, some 94 people have been quarantined in their homes while 17 others are under treatment in hospitals.
Two people had succumbed to the Nipah virus attack on Wednesday.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), these signs and symptoms can progress to coma within 24-48 hours. "So far there have been no cases of Bhutanese students being affected by the outbreak of Nipah virus". Kozhikode District Collector, U V Jose, announced it after holding a review meeting with officials. Sixteen African green monkeys (AGMs) were injected a lethal dose of the virus and 12 of them were given m102.4 either 1,3 or 5 days after exposure and again after two days.
Earlier on Saturday, anxious moments were witnessed when it was wrongly reported that a 38-year-old woman had died in Kannur district due to the Nipah virus.