According to the latest report, 251 people were on the contact list of the boy who died due to a Nippa infection in Kozhikode. The number of people with symptoms reached eight and 32 people are in the hazardous bracket. A medical authorities’ statement indicates more people are showing illness signs.
Five new infected cases of the Nipah virus have been reported in the correlative area. Including this, the total number of people with Nipah symptoms rolled up to eight. Sap samples have been sent to the Institute of Virology, Pune, for functional testing.
On the previous list, 188 people were featured and 63 new symptomized were included. Health experts predict an increase in the contact list.
Twenty people had been admitted to the hospital yesterday, with suspicions that they were all on the primary contact list of the boy who died. They found and marked 32 people in the unsound bracket, and all have shifted to Kozhikode Medical College for better care.
According to PTA Rahim, MLA, a significant number of viral contacts have happened at Medical College Hospital, Kozhikode. He added that the numbers on the contact list might go up.
Most of those on the contact lists are health care workers. Eighteen people on the list are from the Pazhoor village, where the boy had lived.
However, Rahim also stated that the federal authorities had decided in the meeting that the officials would instruct and warn natives to discourage attacking bats. Its move out could affect the habitat.
The Central Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has issued a guideline subsequent to the death of a 12-year-old boy in Kozhikode due to the Nippa infection. The correspondence points out that the surrounding districts, such as Kannur, Wayanad, and Malappuram, should be extra careful to prevent the spread.
The central health ministry also recommends storing enough antibody drugs and substantive health care equipment to meet any challenging situations.
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