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Sikkim: State govt issues advisory on Nipah virus

May 26, 2018 14:16
Gangtok
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Nipah virus

The Sikkim health department has issued an advisory urging the people of the state to take precaution against Nipah virus.

“Though there is minimal possibility of Nipah virus in Sikkim, but the people need to take precaution,” it said in an advisory on Thursday in the wake of Nipah outbreak in Kerala.

Related: Nipah Virus Kills One More in Kerala, Public Meetings Banned

The symptoms of the virus include fever, headache, vomiting and fainting. Some may show symptoms of epilepsy. The symptoms may last 10-12 days followed by unconsciousness and death as a result of brain fever, the advisory said.

It is advised to the people that they should not eat fruits and vegetables bitten by birds, bats and animals, wash their hands properly after contacting infected person and monitor fever cases with history of travel to the affected areas i.e. Kerala.

Image Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle | Source: TNT-TheNorthEastToday

May 26, 2018 14:16
Gangtok
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