World Environment Day 2020: How natural habitat destruction can fuel zoonotic diseases like COVID-19
Experts have found links to the emergence of viruses like Nipah, Lassa, Hendra, COVID-19, HIV, and others to deforestation.
Parvathy interview: On coping with depression, how proud she is of Kerala during the pandemic and why every Indian should see Virus
Parvathy discusses her home state Kerala’s response to COVID-19 and lessons from Virus, which is based on the true story of Kerala’s handling of a Nipah outbreak in 2018.
Nipah virus, Kerala floods, and now COVID-19: Malayalam media's coverage of crises offers a model worth replicating for constructive journalism
The Malayalam news media has focused on solution-based journalism thus guiding people in Kerala towards measures or a preventive cure to overcome a crisis like COVID-19 as opposed to peddling sensationalist or communal dribble which are characteristic of a lot of Indian language media
Tackling COVID-19 in Kerala: Hailed by patients and shunned by society, hospital staff recounts working on front-line
What pains the people who treat, take care of the patients besides fetching food for patients, clean up their rooms and dispose of the waste is the treatment they are meted outside the hospital.
Coronavirus Outbreak: From hunting bats to tearing into live chicken for pious reasons, Indians aren’t exactly new to animal pathogens
Even as India battles the Wuhan virus, it’s time to introspect on the path ahead: what happened there could happen here, too.
Two outbreaks of Nipah virus encephalitis were seen the year 2001 and 2007 in West Bengal. During those outbreaks, 71 cases were reported of which 20 died.
Bats may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses, experts think.
Globally, 17% of infectious diseases are spread by vectors - animals that form a bridge between humans and infectious microorganisms to transmit disease.
Artifical intelligence helps to identify bat species that are suspected of carrying Nipah virus in Kerala
The analysis covered 523 bat species and 48 traits like diet, migration, geography, reproduction, environment.
Nipah Virus: Kerala's ad-hoc health workers who risked life to save patients, on hunger strike since 13 days for regularisation of jobs
The 47 temporary workers were recruited by the health department after the regular staff at the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital refused to handle the Nipah patients
Nipah virus: Kerala govt acted quickly, but recurrence a sign that state's once immaculate healthcare system is failing
Epidemiologically, what the recurrence of Nipah in Ernakulam indicates is that the virus is still out there - probably in bats or in pigs - and it can hit back any time
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Epidemiologically, what the recurrence in Ernakulam indicates is that the Nipah virus is still out there — probably in bats or in pigs — and it can hit back any time.
Rima Kallingal opens up on her role as producer in Virus: 'I want my art to be strong and hard-hitting'
Rima Kallingal on her upcoming film based on Nipah Virus, "I think the film will help reduce the fear."
Kerala Nipah outbreak: Six patients quarantined after threat of infection test negative; condition of seventh remains stable
Authorities have scrambled to trace the source of the potentially deadly virus which resurfaced in the state a year after it struck two north Kerala districts, claiming 17 lives. The Kerala government had put a total of 314 people, including all those who recently came in contact with the Nipah patient, under observation.
Condition of Nipah virus patient stable, state five others under observation improving, says Kerala health minister
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said said the condition of the college student being treated for Nipah virus is stable, and that of the five others quarantined is improving.
Nipah in Kerala: State govt launches search for source of virus; identification may be difficult compared to last year
The Nipah virus was found to have spread last year from a 26-year-old youth who contracted it after consuming a fruit bitten by a fruit bat carrying the virus.
Nipah virus fear grips Kerala again as first case this year is confirmed in Kochi; disease had claimed 17 lives in 2018
The Nipah virus, which spreads from human to human, has a mortality rate of over 70 percent. It first appeared in the state in 2018,
Centre rushes six-member team to Kerala after college student tests positive for Nipah virus, asks authorities to run tests on bats
The state health minister added that the student, who is being treated at a private hospital in New Delhi, is stable and he was not put under any support system like ventilator
The first confirmed case in the suspected Nipah outbreak is a 23-year-old Keralite who tested positive.
First case of Nipah virus confirmed in Kerala: 23-year-old Ernakulam man tested positive; Harsh Vardhan says no need to panic
Earlier, two people were suspected to have similar symptoms and currently, around 86 people the patient came in contact with are being observed and asked to take adequate precautionary measures, the health minister said.