Nipah virus: Central government team rushes to Kerala after 12-year-old boy dies
The boy’s samples, which were sent to
The team will provide technical support to the state, the ministry said.
Some immediate public health measures have been advised by the Center, including active case finding in the family, families, village and areas with similar topography, especially in
The measures also include active contact tracing for all contacts in the past 12 days, a strict quarantine of contacts and isolation of any suspects and the collection and transport of samples for laboratory testing, the said. ministry.
The Nipah virus is spread through the saliva of fruit bats.
Also in 2018, there was an outbreak of Nipah in the districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala.
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