Nipah virus outbreak ‘claims ten lives’ in India

Nipah virus

Dangers of Nipah virus: cremation staff refuse to do funeral

Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala have reached number 10 dead by nipah virus. Meanwhile, a heart -breaking news came out. Fear of spreading nipah virus in northern Kerala has led to a case of denying the dead body of cremation in a crematorium in Kozhikode district. According to media reports, crew members refused to perform the funeral of Ashokan (52), who lost the war of life after coming into the infection of Nipah virus. Tell you that Ashokan, who was suffering from nipah virus, died on Tuesday.

The risk of spreading the virus

In order to perform the last rites of Ashokan's body, his relatives first took them to the electric crematorium house at Mavor Road, but their funeral was not done here due to malfunction in the machine. After this, relatives of Ashokan reached their body with a traditional cremation house nearby. Here cremation staff refused to perform the funeral with the danger of spreading nipah virus. Finally, after 7 hours, the body of Ashokan was cremated at the mobile crematorium at Palakkad.

Strict action taken against such people

After coming to the media, the district administration said that we are monitoring people who are not accompanying this time of crisis. Kozhikode District Magistrate UV Joshi told that some cases have come to the notice. Strict action taken against such people. On the other hand, Health Department sources said that two other people are suspected to be vulnerable to the virus. He died. However, it is yet to confirmed that his death due to Nippah.

Sources said that the condition of Moses is very serious and he is on the ventilator whereas the other person is undergoing treatment for Nippah. The two sons of Moses have already died. Another female family member has also died due to the virus. Sources said that 116 people in contact with some infected people kept separately. Of these, 94 people kept in their homes and 22 placed in different hospitals.

A 21-year-old student of Malpuram admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital. He had recently gone to his hometown in Kozhikode. One person is undergoing treatment in Wayanad. Kerala Health Minister KK Selja said that 10 people have died due to nipah virus. He told that the World Health Organization (WHO) informed about the spread of virus in Kerala. Union Health Minister JP Nadda said that the Center asked to provide all possible help to the state to deal with this problem.

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