Nipah Virus: News

Nipah Virus is an infection that was identified in 1999 during an outbreak of respiratory illness in Malaysia and Singapore. It appeared again after people got infected in Bangladesh in 2004. They ate fruits that were already contaminated by infected fruit bats. In May 2018, 18 people died of this infection in Kerala. Its symptoms are fever, headache, drowsiness, disorientation, and mental confusion.

18 Sep 2023


Kerala reports zero Nipah virus cases for 2nd consecutive day

The recent Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala appears to have slowed down, with the state reporting no new positive cases for two consecutive days.

16 Sep 2023


Nipah outbreak: Educational institutions in Kozhikode shut till September 24

Amid the Nipah virus outbreak scare in Kerala, all educational institutions in the state's Kozhikode district will reportedly remain shut for a week until September 24.

15 Sep 2023


Kerala reports sixth Nipah virus case; Karnataka, Rajasthan on alert

Another case of the Nipah virus was confirmed on Friday in Kerala's Kozhikode district after the sample of a 39-year-old man tested positive, taking the total number of cases to six.

14 Sep 2023


Nipah in Kerala: Fifth case detected, 700 on contact list

A 24-year-old health worker in Kerala's Kozhikode was diagnosed with the Nipah virus, taking the total number of infections in the state to five.

12 Sep 2023


Kerala on alert after 2 suspected Nipah virus deaths

Kerala's Health Department has issued a health alert in the Kozhikode district following two "unnatural" deaths at a private hospital, suspected to be caused by the Nipah virus (NiV).

21 Aug 2022


NewsBytesExplainer: What is tomato flu, the new virus in Kerala

As India slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus is emerging in Kerala.

10 Aug 2022


All about the new Langya virus that has hit China

As the world slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus has now hit China.

12 Sep 2021


Strict vigilance, containment measures: How Kerala is fighting Nipah outbreak

To contain the spread of the Nipah virus, the Kerala government is deploying strict vigilance and containment measures in the village where the first Nipah patient died on September 5.

07 Sep 2021


Close contacts of child who died of Nipah test negative

Kerala heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday as the test results of those who came in close contact with the 12-year-old child who succumbed to Nipah virus infection returned negative.

07 Sep 2021


What is the status of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala?

A 12-year-old boy died of the Nipah virus at a hospital in Kerala on Sunday, triggering alarm among the authorities and the public.

05 Sep 2021


Kerala: Nipah victim's 188 contacts identified; 2 health workers symptomatic

Kerala is witnessing a return of the deadly Nipah virus at a time when the state is grappling with a rising tally of COVID-19 infections.

04 Jun 2019


Kerala: Nipah virus strikes again, infects 23-year-old student

A 23-year-old male student has been infected by the deadly Nipah virus, the health department of Kerala government confirmed on Tuesday.

30 Nov 2018


Kerala government issues alert before Nipah virus season

An alert about the possible outbreak of Nipah virus has been sounded by the Kerala government to all District Medical Officers (DMOs) in the state.

30 May 2018


Nipah scare enters Karnataka: Three cases suspected in Bengaluru

The Nipah scare has now entered Karnataka. Three suspected cases have been reported in the last two days in Bengaluru.

Nipah virus outbreak: All you need to know about it

As of Sunday the dreaded Nipah virus had claimed its 14th victim in Northern Kerala.

23 May 2018


Nipah Virus: Travelers asked to avoid four Kerala districts

In the wake of the Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, the state government has asked travelers to avoid visiting four northern districts of Kerala.

23 May 2018


Nipah Virus: Goa govt to instruct doctors to stay vigilant

Following the outbreak of Nipah Virus in the state of Kerala, the Goa government will instruct its doctors to stay vigilant.

23 May 2018


Kerala honors family of nurse who died treating Nipah patients

The death of Lini Puthussery, a nurse who died after contracting Nipah from her patients, has left people mourning, particularly her husband and two young children, who couldn't even say goodbye.

22 May 2018


Don't panic about Nipah, measures being taken: Goa govt

The Goa government today said there was nothing to worry about the Nipah virus in the state, but measures were still being taken to prevent its possible spread.

22 May 2018

Tamil Nadu

Kerala nurse attending to Nipah-patients dies, death toll reaches 10

A nurse taking care of Nipah-infected patients at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode has succumbed to the Virus, taking the death toll in Kerala to 10 until yesterday.

21 May 2018


Nipah Virus: All about symptoms, prevention, and treatment

After the Kerala health department confirmed the presence of the Nipah Virus which, so far, has taken 11 lives, efforts are underway to identify all those who have been infected.