Nipah virus alert in Bihar

Nipah virus alert in Bihar

He said the dead bats have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) for investigation. "We are hopeful we can put a stop to the outbreak".

The death toll due to the Nipah virus has risen 11 in Kerala, with one more person succumbing to the deadly virus this morning. The hospital authorities cremated her body at an electric crematorium. The state of Kerala, in southern India, is on high alert due to deaths caused by Nipah Virus Outbreak, especially after the death of a doctor treating a Nipah Virus patient.

"Health staff are visiting individual households giving them specific instructions including about eating fruits from outside and other precautions", Mr U.V. Jose, the senior-most official in Kozhikode, told the AFP news agency.

NDTV reported that the bats were found inside a government school. The crews have since sealed the well with florescent nets, according to BBC News.

The Kerala government has also made a decision to give a government job to her husband and Rs 10 lakh each to two of their children. I may not be able to see you again. "Sorry", Puthusheri wrote, according to the Associated Press. "With a few hygiene measures and timely diagnosis in case of any symptoms, we can all work better at combating this virus", she counsels.

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Nipah is a emerging zoonotic diseases that affects humans and animals. Besides the 10 people who died, almost 20 people are showing the symptoms of Nipah that is worrying the governments.

Health experts say there is no vaccine yet for the virus, which causes fever and breathlessness in affected patients as initial symptoms, and only intensive care can help.

Who are the major carriers of the virus?

Travel to Kerala, a popular tourist destination, was declared safe by Rajeev Sadanandan, a state health official, who said the outbreak "remains highly localised", with all cases linked to one family. "These signs and symptoms can progress to coma within 24-48 hours", the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. World Health Organization is in close contact with the teams of experts deployed to the affected areas. The mortality rate is noted at 40 per cent, but can spike to 80 per cent in case of improper care and diagnosis.

There is now no vaccine or drug available for humans or animals and the main treatment is intensive support care for those who are suffering from respiratory and neurologic problems.

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