As Nipah fears resurface, Kerala to strengthen preventive measures - The Hindu
Test tube with blood sample for Nipah virus test. In the wake of a suspected case of Nipah virus infection at a private hospital in Kochi, a high-level committee has decided to strengthen preventive measures, even as confirmation is awaited from the National Institute of Virology NIV in Pune. Safirulla, District Medical Officer N. Kuttappan, and other senior Health officials, met in Kochi after a private hospital reported on Sunday that a college student from North Paravur studying in Thodupuzha was admitted with an infection that could not be identified by them. The samples of the patient have been sent to Pune and health authorities are awaiting the results.