UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

26 May, 2018, 08:31 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

Strong epidemiological surveillance and a pro-active district health force can reduce the case fatality rate which is around 40-75% at the moment.

"The initial death due to the fatal virus was reported from a house in the Perambra area of the Kozhikode district".

The World Health Organisation said fruit bats were found in a well near their house, along with rabbits being bred that had died recently.

"Some bats have been caught under proper supervision and sent for laboratory examination".

The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus. There has been a massive outbreak of the virus in Kerala. It is reported that the suspected case has been reported from Karnataka's Mangalore too.

Meanwhile, following a complaint from the state Health Department, the Cyber Police in Thiruvananthapuram registered a case against misuse of the social media with lots of fake news being circulated with regards to the outbreak of the virus.

In neighbouring Malappuram, where three persons have died due to the virus, orders have been issued in four panchayats to stop Anganwadi classes for the time being.




"Lini died on May 20 and the virus has an incubation period of 15 days", said health inspector Saseendran.

"We are looking at the causes of the re-emergence of the virus".

According to National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, the drug ribavirin has been shown to be effective against the viruses in viro, but human investigations to date have been inconclusive and clinical usefulness of the drug remains uncertain.

The virus that is usually carried by flying foxes - a kind of bat - or pigs and can be spread between humans through close contact with people's secretions and excretions. Nipah is a emerging zoonotic diseases that affects humans and animals. The organism that causes the virus is an Ribonucleic acid virus of family Paramyxoviridae.

Kozhikode: Health minister K K Shylaja said that medicines from Malaysia would be brought to treat the Nipah virus outbreak. Outbreak of the virus has been reported nearly every year in selected districts of Bangladesh.

Ms Puthussery's body was not handed over to her family and was cremated under official supervision to prevent the infection from spreading further. Human to human contact as well as animal to human contacts have been documented.

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