Kerala nipah virus Has been hit by. After the death of two people, two new cases have been reported in Kozhikode. This has been confirmed by the Health Minister himself. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, two more people including a nine-year-old child have been found infected with Nipah virus.
Union Health Minister Mandaviya confirmed the death of two people due to Nipah virus.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday that two people have died in Kozhikode district of Kerala due to Nipah virus. Mandaviya said that a central team of experts has been sent to Kerala to take stock of the situation and assist the state government in dealing with Nipah virus infection. Kerala Health Department said in a statement issued last night that two people were reported to have died unnaturally due to fever in Kozhikode on Monday and the relatives of one of the deceased are also admitted in the ‘ICU’. Mandaviya told reporters that it has been confirmed that two people died in Kozhikode due to Nipah virus.
Central team reaches Kerala to take stock of Nipah situation
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Said that a central team of experts has been sent to the state to take stock of the situation and this will also help the state government in dealing with the infection. According to official sources, samples of four more people from Kerala have been sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology for testing for the deadly virus. Earlier in the day, the Kerala government set up a control room in Kozhikode and advised people to use masks as a precautionary measure.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government is taking the death of two people seriously.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said in a post on Facebook that the government is taking the death of the two people seriously. However, he said there was no need for concern as most of the people who were in close contact with the deceased were being treated. Kerala Health Minister Veena George chaired a high-level meeting to take stock of the situation in Kozhikode. He said that the entire health department in the district is on alert.
People died due to Nipah in Kerala in 2018 and 2021 also.
There were deaths due to Nipah virus in Kozhikode in 2018 and 2021 also. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nipah virus infection spreads from animals to people. This disease can also spread through contaminated food or from one person to another.