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telegraphindia.com 07 Sep, 2021 06:15 am

Nipah: Close contacts of deceased child test negative for virus

Nipah: Close contacts of deceased child test negative for virus
The samples of parents and healthcare workers, who were symptomatic give relief to Kerala government

Nipah: Close contacts of deceased child test negative for virus The samples of parents and healthcare workers, who were symptomatic give relief to Kerala government There are currently 48 people in the high risk category who are at a medical college isolation ward and their health condition is "stable".George said there are currently 48 people in the high risk category who are at a medical college isolation ward and their health condition is "stable".Five more samples are being tested in the facility arranged at the medical college by Pune NIV, the minister said.21, 09:50 AM Kerala heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday as the test results of those who came in close contact with the 12-year-old child who succumbed to Nipah virus infection returned negative.

Health workers had already secured samples of rambutan fruits to test if they carried any trace of the Nipah virus possibly transmitted by an infected fruit bat.The department has been on a high alert since the 12-year-old boy from Kozhikode succumbed to Nipah virus infection on Sunday.

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