UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

The government will also provide Rs 5 lakhs as compensation to the kin of the other victims of Nipah Virus.

Eight of the dead are from Kerala's Kozhikode district, the hub of the outbreak, where multiple members of one family were the first to be infected.

Kozhikode: The definite lack of quarantine facilities and laxity in adopting isolation treatment protocols are coming to the fore following the death of Nipah outbreak in the northern districts of Kerala. It is the water from the said well that the victims had been using.

It said the government was conducting surveillance in Kozhikode district, from where most of the cases were reported, besides the neighbouring districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur.

That said, as minor and local as the outbreak is, authorities are still taking necessary precautions to ensure that it remains as such. "And we want to make sure that it stays contained here", said R.L. Sarita, the director of health services in Kerala.

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There is now no vaccine or treatment to tackle Nipah, which has a mortality rate of around 70 percent.

Experts believe both Nipah and Hendra are spread by flying foxes - bats of the genus Pteropus - with humans becoming infected by exposure to bat urine and saliva on fruit, or from infected pigs and horses. At the time, pigs were the intermediate hosts, but further outbreaks did not have intermediate hosts. Reports state that the virus can spread from one infected individual to a healthy person. "They have been asked not to consume fruits without washing them". There are many patients who show neurological, respiratory and pulmonary signs as well. The main treatment for those infected is "intensive supportive care", according to the United Nations health body. "The bats get stressed and hungry, their immune system gets weaker, their virus load goes up and a lot of virus spills out in their urine and saliva", he explained. The two admitted had attended a native of Palazhi infected with the disease. In India, it was first reported in 2001 and again six years later, with the two earlier outbreak claiming 50 lives.

Nipah Virus infection ( NiV) has surfaced in the southern belt of India and is doing the talks deeply.

Choubey said hospitals in public and private sectors have been provided with personal protective equipment and appropriate steps to contain this virus have been taken.

Bats shed the virus in their excrement and secretions, but they are symptomless carriers.

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