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Nipah toll in Kerala rises to 14
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Nipah toll in Kerala rises to 14

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. Sources said, Abhin (26), hailing from Palazi, breathed his last due to high fever caused by the brain damaging virus in a private hospital. Sources said nine persons with…

Nipah awareness in city
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Nipah awareness in city

Mysuru: The threat of Nipah virus which has claimed 14 lives in Kerala and has also entered Karnataka is a cause for concern and to mitigate the fears of the people, an awareness programme was conducted by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) at Cheluvamba Park, here yesterday. District President of KRV and BJP leader K. Madesh…

Nipah Virus Scare: Tourists shun Kerala, throng Mysuru
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Nipah Virus Scare: Tourists shun Kerala, throng Mysuru

Mysuru: One’s loss is somebody’s gain. The month of May (after the Assembly election results) has proved a boon to Mysuru as thousands of tourists are arriving here on a daily basis to spend their summer vacation. Tourists, who earlier booked their trips to Kerala, have cancelled their visit due to Nipah Virus (NiV) threat…

H.D. Kote youth at K.R. Hospital cleared of Nipah infection
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H.D. Kote youth at K.R. Hospital cleared of Nipah infection

Mysuru: In a major relief to the District Administration, a youth, who was suspected to be infected by the deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) and was being treated at the isolated ward of the K.R. Hospital in city has been certified not Nipah-infected. This was the first case of Nipah scare reported in city. The youth,…

Nipah scare: Zoo on high alert
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Nipah scare: Zoo on high alert

Mysuru: Not taking any chances like it happened during the bird flu scare where Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens or the Mysuru Zoo was shut for a month from Jan. 4, 2017, this time, the Zoo authorities have geared up to combat the deadly Nipah Virus (NiV) threat. Apart from spraying disinfectants to all trees, the…

The Nipah Virus Scare!
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The Nipah Virus Scare!

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Like a bolt from the blue, the spectre of the deadly Nipah virus infection which was almost unknown to most people has come into the limelight over the past two weeks. The first known outbreak of this disease was from the village of Nipah in Malaysia in the year…

Kerala travellers to be screened for Nipah symptoms: Mysuru DC
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Kerala travellers to be screened for Nipah symptoms: Mysuru DC

Mysuru:  Mysuru is on high alert, especially in areas bordering Kerala, after 11 people died of the mysterious Nipah Virus (NiV) in Kozhikode over the last few days. The Karnataka State Health and Family Welfare Department has directed Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Chamarajanagar, Kodagu and Mysuru districts, which share the border with Kerala, to…

Nipah Virus threat
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Nipah Virus threat

Mysuru:  The District Administration is on high alert for the Nipah virus (NiV) that has caused the death of over 10 people in Kerala. Given the proximity of Mysuru and Kerala where thousands of people travel via Bandipur, H.D. Kote, and Manandawadi every day, the administration is taking no chances and a Rapid Response Team…

Mysterious Nipah virus kills 3 of a family in Kerala
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Mysterious Nipah virus kills 3 of a family in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram / New Delhi:  After three confirmed deaths from the mysterious new “Nipah virus” in Kerala’s Kozhikode, the Centre has sent a team to Kerala. Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda has asked the chief of the Central Disease Control Body to visit the affected district and take steps. The Director of National Centre for Disease…

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