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.

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

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.

Kerala government issues alert before Nipah virus season

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.

Nipah scare enters Karnataka: Three cases suspected in Bengaluru

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

29 May 2018

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.

Nipah Virus: Travelers asked to avoid four Kerala districts

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.

Nipah Virus: Goa govt to instruct doctors to stay vigilant

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.

Kerala honors family of nurse who died treating Nipah patients

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.

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

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.

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

22 May 2018

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.

Nipah Virus: All about symptoms, prevention, and treatment

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.