Friday, 14 December, 2018

Nipah virus contained, no need to run away from it: Ashwini Choubey

Union Minister Ashwini Choubey Union Minister Ashwini Choubey
Samantha Long | 12 June, 2018, 20:05

"No new cases of Nipah infection have been reported". Health minister K K Shailaja, MPs, MLAs and presidents of local bodies will attend the meeting to be held at the collectorate at 11am. "There is nothing to be scared of", Choubey said.

However, the minister said that monitoring of persons who were in the contact list would continue. With no new fresh cases reported this month the educational institutions in Kozhikode and neighbouring districts are expected to reopen on June 12.

Amid reports of 17 deaths caused by the awful Nipah virus in Kerala, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey on Saturday said that the disease has been contained and that no fresh cases were reported thereafter.

On reports of several people returning from Kerala to West Bengal fearing the virus, he said, "Our entire team is in place". The virus has been contained even there in Kerala where we had 17 deaths reported.

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Nipah virus has not led to any deaths in West Bengal.

"We have treated the family of those persons who were infected by and died because of Nipah virus".

Kozhikode: The Kerala government, on June 10, made a decision to lift the high alert sounded in northern Kozhikode and Malappuram districts in the wake of the outbreak of deadly Nipah virus last month that has so far claimed 17 lives. The minister said that the expert cell, opened to monitor the day-to-day situation in the district would be closed on June 15, but the district collector and the district medical officer would continue the coordination in this regard.

Furthermore, the Kerala state health department issued an advisory for people travelling to the state, urging them to be extra cautious while visiting Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur districts. "There is no need for the public to be apprehensive about the safety of individuals and their family members".

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