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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reviews status of Nipah Virus disease in New Delhi

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Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reviews status of Nipah Virus disease in New Delhi

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reviewed the status of Nipah Virus disease in New Delhi yesterday.

An official release said, a total of 316 contacts are being followed up on daily basis. It said one positive case admitted in Ernakulam is now conscious and having mild fever and six symptomatic contacts have been admitted in the quarantine facility at Medical College and all the samples were found to be negative. 

The Ministry said, on the basis of the epidemiological investigation, team from National Institute of Virology Pune and Animal Husbandry are investigating bats and other animals in the vicinity of confirmed case residence.

District Control Room has been set up in the Collector Office with the helpline no. 04842425200.

The Hindu

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