Emiratis in India warned of deadly virus

Emiratis in India warned of deadly virus

Emiratis in India warned of deadly virus

"They are not confirmed Nipah cases yet, so there is no need to panic", he said by telephone. "Also, the crew is trying to minimalize the panic". "We are working on a strategy to release our data and findings at the earliest in the context of the public health emergency in Kerala", said Dr Shameer Khader, program director (healthcare data science and bioinformatics) at Northwell Health, New York.

"Situation in Gujarat is well under control".

The patients are under treatment and their blood samples have been sent for screening, with the result expected by Thursday, he added. Some common signs and symptoms are headache, fever, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and mental issues such as confusion.

Nipah tops a list of 10 priority diseases that the World Health Organisation has identified as the next potential major outbreak. Since it was first described, there had been small outbreaks in Asia and Bangladesh every year, but experts believe it can still spread in other regions especially since its bat hosts can live as far as West Africa and Australia.

Nipah Virus is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes a severe disease in both animals and humans.

Research has shown that human infection is directly or indirectly related to fruit eating bats of the genus Pteropus. A patient can fall into coma within 48 hours.

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Health officials said since the incubation period of the deadly virus is between four to 18 days they will continue to monitor all those who had possibly came in contact with some of the deceased.

Treatment options are limited mostly to supportive care. The official further said confirmation is awaited with regard to one more death in Kozhikode.

"The infection remains highly localized, all cases being linked to one family. the Health Department is taking effective steps for management of reported cases and surveillance through tracing of the contact of these persons". The Kerala PSC decision will apply to all districts from the state. Seven of these victims are from Kozhikode district, including the first three victims from a single family, and three from the neighbouring Malappuram district.

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A global coalition set up a year ago to fight epidemics has struck a $25 million deal with two USA biotech companies to accelerate work on a vaccine against the brain-damaging Nipah virus that has killed 12 people in India.

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