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Nipah has not tiptoed to Mysuru, say officials
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Nipah has not tiptoed to Mysuru, say officials

Mysore: With batches of people in Ernakulam District of Kerala, hit by killer Nipah virus, being removed  from the surveillance list, the Mysuru district officials are breathing easy and according to them, as of now there is no Nipah scare in Mysuru. However, they are alert and ready to combat the disease, they claim. Not…

Nipah scare: Surveillance unit set up at Bavali check-post
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Nipah scare: Surveillance unit set up at Bavali check-post

Screening units will be established at Zoo, Mysore Palace and Chamundi Hill Mysuru: Following Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala and a high alert being sounded across eight districts in Karnataka bordering Kerala including Mysuru, District Health Officer Dr. Venkatesh said that Health and Family Welfare Department has taken all precautionary measures to prevent the spread…

Mysuru among 8 districts on high alert for Nipah virus
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Mysuru among 8 districts on high alert for Nipah virus

Mysuru: Eight districts in the State including Mysuru have been put on a high alert and maximum surveillance for Nipah virus. This comes after a case from Kerala came to light. Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru have been identified as districts that are vulnerable and additional measures have been…

NIPAH, H1N1 outbreak: Officials asked to keep vigil on tourists
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NIPAH, H1N1 outbreak: Officials asked to keep vigil on tourists

Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G. Sankar has directed District Health Officers to keep a strict vigil on tourists as they have the potential to carry Nipah Virus (NiV) and H1N1 (swine flu) virus from the neighbouring States who arrive in Mysuru as part of their tourist itinerary.   During a phone-in programme held at his…

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…

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