Nipah Virus Kills 10, More Than 90 Quarantined

There have been reports of human-to-human Nipah virus transmission in India

There have been reports of human-to-human Nipah virus transmission in India

The Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala is affecting the state's tourism industry, with numerous tourism destinations witnessing cancellations. "We are hopeful we can put a stop to the outbreak". "Also, 95 families are under surveillance", health ministry official said. A case of Nipah Virus is suspected.

Moosa (61), had been battling for his life for the past few days in a private hospital here and was on ventilator support, Kozhikode district medical officer Dr Jayasree E. told reporters.

Nipah virus - a deadly condition spread by fruit bats - has killed more people in the southern Indian state of Kerala overnight. In 2004, humans who consumed the date palm sap infected by fruit bats, caught the virus as well.

The World Health Organisation said fruit bats were found in a well near their house, along with rabbits being bred that had died recently. The crews have since sealed the well with florescent nets, according to BBC News. She is believed to have contracted the virus when she was visiting her relative in Kasargod who died of the virus infection.

The Minister said the Cabinet had also chose to provide employment to nurse Lini Sajeesh's husband and ₹10 lakh each to her two children.

"I think I am nearly on my way". I do not think I can meet you. Sorry. Take care of our children properly...

NiV is also capable of causing disease in pigs and other domestic animals. Besides the 10 people who died, almost 20 people are showing the symptoms of Nipah that is worrying the governments.

"Clinical features may vary from asymptomatic illness to a very severe form of brain fever (encephalitis ) with respiratory distress and heart failure in the form of myocarditis".

Who are the major carriers of the virus? The government had got in touch with the National Centre for Disease Control and the Central government immediately on learning about the viral fever outbreak and this was appreciated by the Cabinet, she said. "If the situation persists, we may have to ask our agencies to do a formal assessment of whether this will hurt India's export potential", the Business Standard quoted a commerce minister official as saying.

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) said on Thursday that Profectus BioSciences and Emergent BioSolutions would receive up to $25 million to advance development and manufacturing of a shot for the bat-borne disease.

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