Nipah Virus, kerala

6 in Kerala show Nipah symptoms

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KOCHI: On Monday six people were admitted to hospital in Kozhikode with suspected symptoms of the Nipah virus, which has claimed 13 lives in the state so far.

However, none of the cases has been confirmed. Health officials have prepared a list of 908 people who have come into contact with those who contracted the virus and are monitoring them.

The Government of Kerala has assured that all arrangments are on the place and there is no need to panic. It also sanctioned an emergency fund of Rs 20 lakh to the Kozhikode Medical College to tackle the fever outbreak.