Quick Read: Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala


The two cases who have been under treatment are cleared of the virus.

Stating that about 1,000 people had been put under observation, Shailaja said those who had come into contact with Nipah patients and thought that they had symptoms of infection should approach the Health authorities.

Dr. Jay Deshmukh, senoir physician, Dr. Nina Mishra, associate professor GMC and Assistant director health services, DDHSS - Dr. Milind Ganvir, answered and unveiled various queries related to Nipah. the same is given in que-ans format as narrated by them.

A 39-year-old woman who died on Saturday at Kozhikode Medical College in Kerala tested negative for Nipah virus, PTI reported.

Shailaja said those that had come in contact with Nipah patients should be cautious till the end of the virus's incubation period and, hence, daily screening of these people has become essential to prevent the spread of the brain-damaging illness.

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda today reviewed the ground situation with the Health Minister of Kerala and took stock of the public health measures in the affected areas.

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Wayanad District Collector S. Suhas has declared holiday for all educational institutions, including professional colleges, in the district till June 5 in the wake of the second wave of Nipah virus outbreak in the neighbouring district.

The health minister said the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Ramesh Chennithala had also enquired also about the situation following the outbreak of the deadly virus.

- Additional Chief Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan said the monoclonal antibodies have arrived in Kerala from Australia and are being sent to Kochi to Kozhikode's medical college.

Rasin is reported to have been in the list of those who were in contact with the first victims of Nipah. The World Health Organization (WHO) released the data of the lives that Nipah virus claimed.

"Till such time the report from the NIV in Pune is received it can not be confirmed whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not", the spokesman said. As of now, there are no NiV positive patients in Kozhikode district. "As per the reports received, all are safe and keeping fine", he said.