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MoH urges all to avoid travelling to Kozhikode, Malappuram in India

MoH urges all to steer clear of travelling to Kozhikode, Malappuram in India

The Nipah virus is a newly emerging illness transmitted via fruit bats. “The infections of the virus have several clinical symptoms including fever and acute respiratory syndrome that may develop into encephalitis,” MoH stated.

Based on the present information and cooperation in between the WHO and the Indian Ministry of Health, the directorate assessed the danger of spread of infection outdoors Kerala. As for the sultanate, the danger is in the travel movement to and from the impacted locations.

“Therefore, we urge all

citizens and residents to steer clear of travelling to Kozhikode and Malappuram in Kerala at present unless in instances of intense necessity. We also contact upon these coming from these locations to go to wellness institutions in case they have any symptoms connected with fever within 3 weeks of their return,” MoH stated.

The ministry also stated that the possibility of transmission of the illness via fruits imported from India is remote and almost absent, highlighting the value of washing fruits prior to utilizing them.

The ministry has ready a guidebook on dealing with suspected instances of the illness and circulated to all wellness institutions in the sultanate. It has also offered the laboratory reagents utilized in diagnosing the illness.

Furthermore, the ministry affirms that all citizens and residents should get info from official sources or make contact with it by way of the make contact with centre at 24441999 in case of any queries. “We are continuously following up and monitoring the epidemical situation of the disease,” it stated.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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