Nipah Virus Scare: Announced holiday for School and colleges till September 24
Nipah Virus cases surge day by day in Kerala. Two people have already succumbed to the Nipah virus infection and in order to avoid the spread of the infection, a holiday has been announced for schools and colleges in Kerala till September 24.
Nipah virus has created again tension in kerala after covid-19 pandamic. Nipha virus infection is spreading widely and the Kerala Health Department has issued a separate guideline. Also, a containment zone has been declared in the Kozhikode region of Kerala where Nipah virus has been detected. Nipah Virus Scare: Announced holiday for School and colleges till September 24
Two people have already died due Nipah virus infection and All educational institutions in Kozhikode district will remain closed for a week till September 24 in view of the outbreak. This includes schools, vocational colleges and tuition centres. Meanwhile, the district administration said on Friday that online classes will be ensured throughout the week.
More than 1,080 people are in the contact list of the infected. Also, 130 new people have been added to this list, including 327 health workers. Nipah virus infection has been spreading in Kerala since last one week and necessary measures have been taken as a precautionary measure.
Holiday has been declared for all educational institutions including schools, colleges and tuition centers till September 24. It is said that the holiday given to educational institutions including schools and colleges is likely to be further extended. Only Konzhikode district of Kerala has been given a holiday at present, if the spread of infection increases, there is a possibility that educational institutions in most districts of Kerala will be given a holiday.
Kozhikode Containment Zone has been opened to prevent Nipah virus in the same model of corona virus infection and now the same model is being followed all over Kerala. A separate bed system has been created in government and private hospitals for the treatment of Nifa cases.
Everyone entering the state of Kerala is also being screened. It has been suggested that Nipah guidelines should be followed compulsorily in schools, colleges and educational institutions. Nipha virus infection is usually transmitted from animals to humans. It is mainly carried by bats. The possibility of spreading this infection is very high because bats eat fruits and vegetables that have been bitten by bats.
The duration of this virus is 4 to 12 days. People infected with the virus will initially experience fever, headache, fatigue and vomiting. A patient infected with Nipha may experience changes in behavior. Especially cold, respiratory problems can be very common. Others may also suffer from muscle spasms and extreme fatigue.
This is the first time that a case of Nipah virus has been detected in Kerala. Nipha infection was also reported earlier in 2018 and 2021 in Kerala. The first case of Nifa virus in South India was reported in Kozhikode, Kerala on May 19, 2018.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Nipha infection as a zoonotic disease transmitted from animals to humans. Mainly this infection spreads through contaminated food. Nipah infection is the first threat in the world, in Malaysia. It is said that this infection was spread due to pigs.