Nipah Virus back in Kerala; 12-year-old boy dies in Kozhikode

A 12-year-old child died of Nipah virus in Kozhikode early today. On 3 September, the child was admitted to the hospital after his health deteriorated.

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Updated on: 5 Sep 2021 4:45 AM GMT
Nipah Virus back in Kerala; 12-year-old boy dies in Kozhikode
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New Delhi: On one hand, the havoc of corona infection continues in Kerala. On the other hand, Nipah virus is also spreading. A 12-year-old child died of Nipah virus in Kozhikode early today. On 3 September, the child was admitted to the hospital after his health deteriorated, but his condition was not improving.

Nipah returns to Kerala:

On Saturday, the child was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital. The child died at five in the morning on Sunday. At the same time, after the death of the child due to Nipah virus, a team from the center has reached Kozhikode.

The National Institute of Virology, Pune has confirmed the death of the child due to Nipah virus. The institute said that the report of the child was found positive. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said the 12-year-old boy was first admitted to a private hospital, then to a medical college, but could not be saved.

Health Minister Veena George said that apart from the child, no such symptom has been found in any of the family members. For the time being, everyone has been asked to remain in quarantine. In this connection, I and Minister PA Mohammad Riyas are going to Kozhikode on Sunday.

After the patients are exposed to Nipah virus, the patients start having trouble in breathing. Also high fever may also come. According to experts, 50-75 percent of patients are likely to die due to this virus. When the infection of this virus first spread, more than 250 people were affected by it and of these, about 40 percent of the patients admitted to the hospitals had serious illness and died.

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