Nipah is not epidemic: MoS Health

Nipah is not epidemic: MoS Health

Of the total 379 blood and body fluid samples subjected to analyses, only 18 had tested positive for Nipah and 16 persons in whom the virus was confirmed had died.

"It has been chose to reopen educational institutions, schools and professional colleges on June 12, which was postponed due to the virus outbreak", she said.

The meet also decided, among others, reopening of schools and professional colleges on June 12 after summer vacation, to continue NiV cell at the government guest house till June 15, find out origin of the virus and strive for Virology labs in Kozhikode and Alappuzha, she added. Read Also: Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi flees to United Kingdom, claims political asylumDr Reena KJ, additional director of health services, said that although there were no fresh cases reported since May, the "quarantine period" is 42 days from the day of reporting of the last case.

Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, on Saturday said that the Nipah virus had been contained, PTI reported.

"The virus has been stalled". "There have been no new cases of Nipah reported from anywhere in the country", Choubey said. On reports of several people returning from Kerala to West Bengal fearing attacks by the virus, he said, "Our entire team is there in the place where it was reported from a particular place of a region in Kerala". Choubey, while interacting with media, said the virus is not epidemic and people should not be scared of it.

Ministers hailing from the district T P Ramakrishnan, A K Saseendran, MLAs A Pradeep Kumar and M K Muneer have been entrusted to organise the function to be hosted by the District Panchayat and the Kozhikode Corporation, she said.

Kozhikode: The Kerala government, on June 10, chose 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.

The Kerala government has advised travelers to avoid visiting the four districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur as a precautionary measure.

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