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UAE bans imports of Indian fruits and vegetables after Nipah virus outbreak

UAE bans imports of Indian fruits and vegetables after Nipah virus outbreak

- Nipah virus can be transmitted to humans from animals (bats, pigs), and also be transmitted directly from human to human.

"Since he was travelling alone, we have ed the police to trace his family", said Bandekar.

Health officials in Kerala, which attracts many tourists, aims to soon issue a travel advisory, tourism official P Bala Kiran said. "He has been kept in isolation as a precautionary measure".

Taking to Twitter, Vij said, "Rahul Gandhi is similar to Nipah Virus".

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran said in Thiruvananthapuram that the government and the department would take the initiative to alleviate the concern among tourists and stakeholders following the outbreak of Nipah.

The doctor at GMCH has advised people to take precautions and thoroughly wash fruits before eating and visit the nearest health centre in case of fever.

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Saudi Arabia pulled one back four minutes later though which Gianluigi Buffon's replacement Donnarumma could do little about. Italy had drawn two and lost two before this fixture, under Giampiero Ventura and then caretaker tactician Gigi Di Biagio.

The Indian Health Ministry last week claimed to have contained the virus. The blood samples have been sent to Pune for examination and its report will be out in next two days.

The death toll due to Nipah rose to 14 in Kerala, with one more person succumbing to the deadly virus here today.

Nipah Virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection to the acute respiratory syndrome and fatal encephalitis, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). It said it was banning fresh produce, including mangoes, dates and bananas - the bats' preferred fruits.

Of some 116 suspected instances despatched for testing in latest weeks, 15 have been confirmed as Nipah, the Kerala authorities stated on Monday, and 13 of these 15 individuals have died. There is no vaccine against the virus which was first identified in 1998 in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia.

Apart from this, 175 persons were under close observation for the virus in various hospitals in the state, Health Department sources said.


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