NIPAH; Veena George says the results of 7 people with symptoms are also negative

Health 2021-09-09

newsteamz_NIPAH; Veena George says the results of 7 people with symptoms are also negative
  • Health Minister Veena George has said that the test results of seven people who had symptoms of Nipah were also negative.

  • With this, the results of all the 68 people who were sent for testing were negative.

  • There are currently 274 people on the contact list.

Health Minister Veena George has said that the test results of seven people who had symptoms of Nipah were also negative. With this, the results of all the 68 people who were sent for testing were negative. There are currently 274 people on the contact list. Seven of them have symptoms, said Veena George.

The 149 people on the Sambarka list are health workers. No unusual fever or death has been reported in Chathamangalam panchayath where Nipah's death has been confirmed, said Veena George at a press conference.

The test results of 15 people who were tested yesterday were earlier negative. The test results were released in the lab of Kozhikode Medical College. Samples of more people on the contact list will be tested today. 64 persons are under observation in the NIPAH ward of Kozhikode Medical College.

Health Minister Veena George told a news conference yesterday that those who did not have negative symptoms would be sent home within three days. However, the health minister warned that even if they reach home, they should be monitored. The test results of 12 people with symptoms were released today. Meanwhile, the Covid vaccination, which was stopped in Kozhikode taluk, will be resumed tomorrow in the wake of the NIPAH confirmation. But there will be no vaccination in the NIPAH Containment Zone.

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