After another case of the Nipah virus was reported in Kerela’s Kozhikode on Friday, the neighbouring state of Karnataka has issued a round to accentuate surveillance within the districts bordering Kerala to stop the transmission of the an infection.
The full variety of lively instances of the Nipah virus has gone as much as six in Kerala with two deaths recorded within the southern state.
Within the round, the Karnataka Well being Division suggested district authorities to “Set up check posts for fever surveillance at points of entry from Karnataka to Kerala. Intensify fever surveillance in bordering districts such as Chamarajanagar, Mysore, Kodagu, and Dakshin Kannada.”
Along with this, the Karnataka Well being Division has suggested individuals to keep away from pointless journey from Karnataka to affected areas in Kerala.
Colleges, faculties to stay shut
The Kerala authorities has ordered the closure of all faculties, faculties and academic establishments in Kozhikode on Friday.
#WATCH | Restrictions nonetheless proceed in Nipah containment zones in Kerala’s Kozhikode.
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Amid considerations over the Nipah virus in Kerala, the federal government on Thursday took 15 body-fluid samples of these within the ‘high-risk’ contact record linked to the primary Nipah sufferer for testing.
In the meantime, Union Minister of State for Well being and Household Welfare, Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, reviewed steps taken for containment of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala, from the Indian Council of Medical Analysis – Nationwide Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV), in Pune.
With inputs from ANI