Lifestyle Health and Wellbeing 30 May 2018 Nipah virus: 48 more ...

Nipah virus: 48 more samples test NiV negative

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 30, 2018, 1:17 am IST
Updated May 30, 2018, 1:17 am IST
There are 3 confirmed cases under treatment, two from Kozhikode and a Malappuram native.
Doctors and other staff in the casuality wing of the Ernakulam General Hospital wearing protective devices as a precautionary step in the wake of detection of Nipah virus in Kerala, on Tuesday. (Photo: SUNOJ NINAN MATHEW)
 Doctors and other staff in the casuality wing of the Ernakulam General Hospital wearing protective devices as a precautionary step in the wake of detection of Nipah virus in Kerala, on Tuesday. (Photo: SUNOJ NINAN MATHEW)

KOZHIKODE: All the 48 Nipah test samples received on Tuesday turned to be negative. This includes a case reported at Thrissur. Four new suspected cases were also reported on Tuesday and three of their result is yet to be known.  The samples of the two children of the deceased nurse Liny of Chempanoda in Perambra tested negative. There are 3 confirmed cases under treatment, two from Kozhikode and a Malappuram native. In tracing the source, authorities are looking forward to the result of the body fluids of fruit bat which was caught from the spot in Perambra on Monday night. 

Another expectation is the arrival of the medicine compound, M 102.4 human monoclonal antibody, from Australia.   It would be administered under the supervision of experts of ICMR. District Medical Officer Dr V Jayashree told that the drug was expected to reach here in few days. Three help-line numbers (8281904533, 8156830510, 9188541485.) have been commenced to allay the  fears of people regarding Nipah between 9 am and 5 pm.

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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