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Goa: Man with Nipah symptoms kept under observation in hospital in Bambolim

31 May 2018

Separately, tests run on dead bats in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh were negative for Nipah, an official there said.

Another Keralite who travelled to the western state of Goa by train has been quarantined in a hospital in Goa. Precautionary measures have been taken by the government against its spread.

He said the symptoms in both cases are brain fever, muscle pain, fever, fatigue, etc. "Let us not try and create panic in people by calling it a Nipah case at this stage". "Though there is minimal possibility of in Sikkim, but the people need to take precaution", it said in an advisory yesterday in the wake of Nipah outbreak in Kerala. "The person admitted himself to the hospital, after he felt he had some symptoms similar to those affected by Nipah and he has been kept in the isolation ward at the GMC".

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"It has been made a decision to postpone the reopening of the educational institutions in the districts to June 5 as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of Nipah virus", Shylaja told reporters. The blood samples have been sent to Pune for examination and its report will be out in next two days.

Kozhikode: The death toll due to deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) infection in Kerala climbed to 14 with one more person succumbing in this district on Sunday. The World Health Organization lists the virus, Nipah, alongside ebola and zika as one of eight priority diseases that could cause a pandemic.

Kozhikode: The motor vehicles department here has warned bus and autorickshaw owners of strict action if they decline hospital staff a ride fearing Nipah virus. The virus was first identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999, during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers. It is believed that the main host of the virus, the fruit bat, transmits the disease to fruit that it feeds on or touches including mangoes, dates and bananas.

Goa: Man with Nipah symptoms kept under observation in hospital in Bambolim