24 May :- Another person affected by nipah virus in Kerala died today. The number of people killed by this dangerous virus in the state increased to 11. Kozhikode district medical officer, Dr. Jayashree E told that the deceased was identified as V Musa. Moses had been fighting between life and death for a few days in a private hospital here for some days. They were kept on the ventilator. To avoid nipah virus, Experts are telling what to do and what not to do
Jayashree said that around 160 samples have been sent to the Virology Institute for investigation and 13 cases have been confirmed in this virus. Of these, 11 people have died. This is the fourth death in the family of Moses. Earlier, Moses’s sons Mohammed Saleh (28), Mohammad Sadiq (26) and his relative Mariamma had died.
The State Government has also issued a consultation and requested all the people traveling to the state to avoid traveling to four districts – Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. Health Secretary Rajiv Sadanandan said, “It is safe to travel anywhere in Kerala. However, if the passengers want to take extra vigilance they can avoid traveling to these four districts.
The state government has called an all-party meeting in Kozhikode on May 25 for consideration of this issue. However, in this context, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over a high level meeting and reviewed the steps taken by the state government regarding nipah virus.
According to a press release, the Chief Minister has instructed to strengthen the monitoring mechanism of the state and to be constantly vigilant in addition to increasing awareness about the virus and implementing precautionary measures carefully.