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Kolkata: Army sends dead soldier’s body fluids for Nipah virus test

Kolkata: Army sends dead soldier’s body fluids for Nipah virus test

He was admitted to the Command Hospital on 20 May and passed away on 25 May, the spokesman said. Following the rising cases of the virus, Kerala health department issued an advisory for people travelling to the state and urged travellers to be extra cautious while visiting Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur districts.

With samples of insectivores bats testing negative for the virus, samples of fruit-eating bats were earlier collected from nearby Perambra, the epicenter of the Nipah virus.

The Nipah virus is a zoonotic disease that is naturally transmitted from vertebrate animals to humans, while human-to-human transmission has also been documented. The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, drowsiness, respiratory illness, disorientation and mental confusion.

It further said the decision is based on the information received and published on the World Health Organisation (WHO) website regarding the outbreak of NiV infection in Kerala.

The number of confirmed Nipah virus cases has risen to 17 with the National Institute of Virology, Pune, finding its presence in the blood sample of a 28-year-old person from Karassery here, the sources said.

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Despite several precautionary measures taken by the Union Health Ministry and the respective state governments, a soldier died of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata on Wednesday.

It has now been close to a week since the dreaded Nipah virus outbreak hit Kozhikode in north Kerala.

A soldier has died here of suspected Nipah virus infection, a Defence spokesman said here on Wednesday.

The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) said in a statement that it has banned the imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from Kerala.


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