New Delhi, Jun 10: Kerala is fighting with all his power to stop the Nipah virus to spread in the state. The deadly threat, Nipah started to spread in the state last week. Now, after tedious work, there is some positive picture is taking shape.
On yesterday, Union Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that "There have been no new cases of Nipah virus disease".
He also stated that the clinical condition of Nipah positive patient is improving further.
8 patients are there in the isolation ward and 7 of them were found negative for Nipah virus. The sample from the 8th patient is being tested in the point of Care (POC) lab. On a Friday, four other patients from the isolation were discharged as their clinical condition improved.
As per the yesterday's health ministry's statement, As on today, 8 patients are there in the isolation ward out of which 7 have tested negative for Nipah virus. The sample of the 8th patient is being tested in the Point of Care (POC) lab.
National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune collected three blood samples from pigs and about 30 samples from bats from Thodupuzha (Idukki district).
The Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan is personally regularly reviewing and monitoring the Nipah Virus Disease status and has directed the senior officers of the Ministry to review the status with the Kerala state government.
The Union Health Ministry is supporting the Kerala state government in management and containment of the situation.