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Nipah outbreak | Central staff to hold out area investigations in Kozhikode Specific Occasions

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September 17, 2023 07:45 pm | Up to date September 18, 2023 06:46 am IST – THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

Well being staff at a Nipah isolation ward on the medical faculty in Kozhikode on September 17, 2023.
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A four-member Central staff from the Division of Animal Husbandry and Dairying (DAHD), Authorities of India, will perform area investigations in Kozhikode district from Monday to Wednesday in view of the Nipah virus outbreak.

The staff, which is predicted to reach on Sunday evening, consists of H.R. Khanna, Joint Commissioner (Nationwide Livestock Mission), Vijay Kumar Teotia, Joint Commissioner (Livestock Well being), and one skilled every from the ICAR-Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Ailments, Bhopal, and the Regional Illness Diagnostic Laboratory, Bengaluru.

Nipah is a zoonotic illness affecting each people and animals.

The DAHD has directed the staff to submit every day reviews and advise the Animal Husbandry division on measures for illness prevention holding in thoughts the ‘One Well being’ strategy.

The Central staff can be joined by a staff from the State Institute for Animal Ailments (SIAD), Palode.

This staff will include Sheela Saly T. George, Chief Illness Investigation Officer; Nandakumar, Illness Investigation Officer; and veterinary surgeons. The SIAD staff has additionally requested specialists from the Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences College (KVASU) and the State Forest division to be a part of the staff.


Final week, the State Animal Husbandry division had stepped up surveillance within the livestock sector in view of the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode district.

The division had additionally issued a set of tips for farmers and the general public.

In pigs, as an illustration, the illness impacts the respiratory system and the nervous system. Persistent cough is a significant symptom in pigs. Steps have been taken to establish pig farms close to the epicentre of the outbreak and put them beneath surveillance for signs.

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