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Mangaluru man, suspected with Nipah virus, tests negative

PTI
Published Sep 15, 2021, 12:04 pm IST
Updated Sep 15, 2021, 12:04 pm IST
The Karwar-based person got himself admitted to KMC hospital at Manipal on Monday
Staff at Kalamassery Medical College with protective gear proceed to the Isolation ward to treat suspected Nipah patients. (Photo: DC/File)
 Staff at Kalamassery Medical College with protective gear proceed to the Isolation ward to treat suspected Nipah patients. (Photo: DC/File)

Mangaluru: A 25-year-old man who was admitted to the district Wenlock hospital here with suspected Nipah virus infection has tested negative.

His samples had been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIE) in Pune and the result turned out to be negative for Nipah, Dakshina Kannada district health officer Dr Kishore Kumar said.

 

The Karwar-based person, who is a microbiologist in a laboratory at Goa, got himself admitted to KMC hospital at Manipal on Monday with fever and self-reported the suspicion that he had contracted Nipah virus.

He was later shifted to Wenlock hospital in the city from where his samples were sent to Pune.

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru




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