Articles about Nipah Virus

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.

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.

29 May 2018

West Bengal
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.