Karnataka district on alert amid fear of Nipah virus, Kovid. details here

Amid reports of Nipah virus and cases of coronavirus in neighboring Kerala, Deputy Commissioner KarnatakaThe district of Dakshina Kannada has issued an advisory to contain the spread of the virus in the district.

According to details shared by the District Magistrate’s Office, Mangaluru, the advisory directs the people of Dakshina Kannada to avoid traveling to Kerala till the end of October, except for emergency issues.

The order further directs the respective heads of education of all colleges, schools or other institutions not to call their staff and students to attend physical classes.

“Other industries should also continue to work from home till the end of October so that the virus outbreak can be prevented in the district,” the advisory said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Karnataka government had also issued an advisory note to prevent the outbreak of Nipah virus in the state. It directs the district administration to monitor those coming from Kerala for symptoms like fever, altered mental status, severe weakness, headache, shortness of breath, cough, vomiting, muscle pain, convulsions and diarrhoea.

Further, it advises the authorities to develop a systematic surveillance system to identify clusters of encephalitis cases for spreading public awareness in this regard and for early detection of Nipah outbreaks.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has also advised officials to be vigilant against Nipah virus and take more precautions to contain the virus outbreak in the state.

Meanwhile, Kerala on Sunday reported its first death due to Nipah virus, following which the central government advised immediate public health measures for the state.

with agency input

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