Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero

WHO warns against outbreak of Nipah virus

The outbreak of Nipah virus, which has resulted in the death of ten people in Kerala, is also likely to have an adverse impact on India's fruit exports.

So far, the confirmed cases of Nipah Virus infection have been reported only from Kerala. Samples were taken from the dead bats and sent for investigation. Biosecurity level 4 is the classification for Nipah Virus for laboratory personnel to adhere to. Ordinary symptoms like fever and headache followed by drowsiness, weakness, lethargy and confusion occurs.

"Each and every person who was in contact with any suspected patient is being monitored", Sarita said. Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said, "The entire expenditure of these patients would be borne by the state and there need not be any panic over bats". A female relative who was with them in hospital also died later. "So far, we are not receiving any requests for cancellations, though people are anxious and are inquiring about the prevailing conditions there", she says.

Health officials investigating the outbreak in Kerala, where the first death happened on Friday, have traced it to a well infested with bats from which the victims drew water.

"He was on ventilator support for a week and died today morning", Kerala state health director Sarita R.L. told AFP of Moosa, 60. Her body was cremated soon after her death over fears the virus could spread; her family wasn't able to see her. On Friday, the advisory, again issued by the department, brought down the number of districts to two - Kozhikode and Malappuram."When the government Health Department issues an advisory, it gives credibility".

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Although state health officials in Kerala - a popular travel destination for Gulf tourists - have declared the state safe, they have cautioned travellers against visiting the districts of Kozhikode, Malappura, Waynad and Kannur.

"We have opened a control room and we are always on the alert and we are doing everything possible to keep things under check".

The World Health Organization has named Nipah as one of the eight priority diseases that could cause a global epidemic, alongside the likes of Ebola and Zika.

Nipah is a rare virus spread through fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage.

No. Previous outbreaks have been reported in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos and Malaysia.

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