Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 14, two more cases confirmed

Nipah death toll in India hits 12 as CEPI funds vaccine efforts

While 18 people with specific symptoms are admitted at hospitals in Kozhikode, 22 patients with suspected Nipah cases, all from Malappuram district, are admitted at Kozhikode Medical College for observation. "One need not panic about Nipah, rather be cautious by taking proactive precautions like wearing gloves, masks, stringent washing of hands using soap", he said.

The Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala where it has sparked widespread panic. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. "Also, Mohap is in continuous coordination with the World Health Organisation (WHO) to implement the global recommendations", it added.

The fourth country reporting Nipah virus infection is the Philippines.

Kozhikode: Samples of fruit-eating bats are being collected from nearby Perambra, the epicentre of the Nipah virus that has claimed 11 lives so far, and would be sent for testing at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal. In 2004, humans were infected as a result of consuming date palm sap that had been contaminated by infected fruit bats.

Meanwhile, there are reports of dead bats being found on the premises of a government school in Himachal Pradesh, samples of which have been sent for testing to NIV, Pune, to ascertain the reason behind their deaths.

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Among cities nationwide, Chicago lost the third-most number of residents in 2017, behind only Baltimore (a loss of 5,310) and St. The Mid-Columbia headcount topped 290,000 in 2017, according to a fresh population estimate released this week by the U.S.

Still, the fact that the Nipah virus was identified less than 48 hours after body fluid samples were taken from the patient helped the state health department put in place measures to isolate others suspected of carrying the virus. On that occasion, pigs were the virus hosts but they are believed to have caught it from bats. Sabith's death was not confirmed of Nipah.

He said as the weather in Goa is hot at the moment, people are preferring to travel to Malaysia and Singapore whose packages are nearly similar to that of Kerala and Goa. It can also be transmitted from humans to humans.

According to CEPI statement today, through a separate agreement Emergent has an exclusive option to license and control development of Profectus' Nipah virus vaccine.

The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, drowsiness, respiratory illness, disorientation and mental confusion. "We are specifically advising people not to go to the Kerala considering that the situation is bad there", Hyderabad district medical and health officer Dr Padmaja told Mirror.

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