renegadebusdallas.com
renegadebusdallas.com June 21, 2018


Nipah: Two suspected cases in Hyd

28 May 2018, 06:36 | Franklin Nunez

Nipah death toll in India hits 12 as CEPI funds vaccine efforts

Samples of Fruit Eating Bats to Be Tested for Nipah Virus

Presiding over a meeting, chief secretary DB Gupta said that Nipah virus has marked its impact in the northern districts of Kerala including Mallapuram and Kozhikode and hence people should avoid travelling in these places. So far, investigations lead officials to believe that the outbreak has not yet spread to other states, as they linked the initial deaths to a specific well that has been colonized by bats.

The blood and serum samples of 21 bats tested at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases in Bhopal returned negative results for the virus, officials had said.

The organisation said that the preparedness level should be enhanced due to the population and goods movements between the countries and India where a current outbreak has claimed 10 lives while at least 40 others have been put in quarantine.

Two people who are suspected to be suffering from Nipah virus infection have been admitted to Fever Hospital in Hyderabad.

To prevent the spread of the virus, alerts were sounded in Bihar, Sikkim, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra. This was the first case of Nipah scare reported in city.

A Union Health Ministry advisory has said that Nipah virus, which commonly affects animals such as bats, pigs, dogs, and horses, can spread to humans, causing serious illness.

How good is LeBron James in playoff elimination games?
Ideally, the baby arrives between tonight's Game 7 and the start of the NBA Finals in either Houston or Oakland on Thursday. One last hurdle was added Saturday when the Cavs ruled Kevin Love out for Sunday with concussion-like symptoms.

175 people are under observation on suspicion of Nipah virus, said Health Minister K K Shylaja. These bats had also transmitted Nipah virus to pigs, which then easily get transferred to humans.

Global efforts to develop a vaccine are underway following the Nipah virus outbreak in southern India earlier this week.

Dr Biju Mohan, consultant physician at Nirmala Hospital, Vellimadukunnu, said lack of an awareness session resulted in people worrying to step out of their homes. Body fluids can cause human-to-human transmission of Nipah, which has a mortality rate of 70% and has no vaccine. The natural host of the virus is fruit bats. Reports have claimed that those coming in contact with the victims such as medical professionals or crematorium workers have also been ostracised in Kozhikode and other neighbouring areas.

In India the disease was first reported in eastern West Bengal state in 2001.

Nipah virus is on CEPI's list of three targets, which also includes Lassa fever and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus.

About 100 families where someone has had contact with infected people are being carefully monitored.



Other News

Trending Now

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape, other sex crimes in NYC
One official said it's likely the case also will include at least one other victim who has not come forward publicly. Entertainment industry heavyweights distanced themselves from Weinstein after the accusations became public.

Ariana Grande marks anniversary of Manchester bomb attack
Ahead of the singing, the Bishop of Manchester, the Right Reverend David Walker, led those assembled in a minute's silence. Those working on building sites across Manchester city centre found a unique way to observe today's one minute silence.

Putin Blasts Trump for Canceling Summit: Kim ‘Did Everything He Promised'
China, South Korea and the United States all back denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, but differ on how to make that happen. The months-long war of words between Kim and Trump in 2017 had to do with their disagreement over North Korea's nuclear program.

Trump supports NFL's decision on national anthem policy
Matt Light, this year's Patriots Hall of Fame inductee, gave the NFL's new national anthem policy a huge thumbs down. The new policy says players must "show respect" as they stand, but not does not silence them completely.

Foreign media head to N. Korea to witness nuclear site destruction
This would be with Kim Jong-un - something where he'd be there, he'd be in his country, he'd be running his country. He quizzed his aides on the wisdom of the meeting, then called Moon in Seoul on Saturday night for advice.

Comcast prepares to top Disney's $50 billion offer for Fox
Comcast says it may make an offer for Twenty-First Century Fox , opening the door for a bidding war with Disney . Like Disney , it wants to buy all of Fox's assets except its news channel and main sports and business networks.

Jared Kushner: Security clearance restored for Trump's son-in-law
A background check of Kushner run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation took more than a year to clear. He is married to the president's oldest daughter Ivanka Trump.

Trump teases that summit with Kim may be back on
Saturday's meeting is only the fourth time serving leaders of the two Koreas, who remain technically at war, have ever met. Trump on Friday night said the historic June summit with Kim could go ahead following talks between the two countries.

Jacksonville Lands 13th On List For Population growth
Connecticut's population change a year ago was the ninth-worst in the country. "That's a growth rate of 1.6 percent". Those losses have affected Clinton County, dropping the county's population by 2,106 since the 2010 census.

Indianapolis 500: Danica Patrick crashes out in final race of her career
The race marks the unofficial start to summer and one of the most-watched auto racing events in the United States. In an Instagram post ahead of the race, Patrick called the day, "a chapter in the book".