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Kerala records fifth case of Nipah Virus

A 24-year-old health worker at a private hospital has been diagnosed with the Nipah virus.



Kerala records fifth case of Nipah Virus
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Kerala: The Nipah virus continues to spread in the Indian state of Kerala, with health authorities confirming a fifth case.

Kerala Health Minister Veena George announced the latest case, identifying a 24-year-old health worker from a private hospital as the new Nipah virus patient.

Minister George reported that a total of 706 individuals are on the contact list for Nipah virus diagnosis, with 77 considered at high risk, including 153 health workers.

So far, none of the high-risk individuals have exhibited symptoms of the virus.

Additionally, 13 individuals with complaints of headaches are under observation in hospitals.

High-risk individuals have been advised to remain at home as a precautionary measure.

To combat the virus, the Kerala government has established 19 core committees tasked with implementing preventive measures.

Recent reports indicate two deaths attributed to this brain-damaging virus, bringing the total death toll to four.

Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and taking steps to contain the outbreak.