Nipah Virus: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

National Florence Nightingale Awards 2019

Published: December 7, 2019

President of India, Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Florence Nightingale Awards to 36 awardees, on 5 December 2019 on the occasion of International Nurses Day, at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. It was conferred in presence of Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, ..



Man Examined for Nipah in Kerala

Published: June 3, 2019

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is investigating a sample from a man in Kerala who is suspected to be carrying the Nipah virus. Kerala was one of the affected states by the Nipah virus last year. Nipah Virus Nipah virus infection causes a range of clinical presentations, from asymptomatic infection (subclinical) to acute ..


Kerala Government declares Kozhikode and Malappuram districts free from Nipah virus

Published: July 2, 2018

Kerala Government has declared Kozhikode and Malappuram districts free from Nipah virus infection. These districts were declared as temporarily Nipah free as no positive case of the infecton was reported till completion of double incubation period of the virus. Earlier in June 2018, state government had lifted the travel advisory issued in the wake of ..



Nipah virus: Kerala lifts high alert; schools to reopen

Published: June 11, 2018

Kerala Government has decided to lift high alert issued in the wake of outbreak of deadly Nipah virus in May 2018 in northern Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of state that has so far claimed 17 lives. The outbreak of virus has been brought under control and its spread checked as no positive case has been ..



CEPI, MERS, Lassa Fever and Nipah Virus

Published: January 25, 2017

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is a public-private alliance to finance and coordinate the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics. It has been launched at World Economic Forum (WEF) to develop vaccines for three emerging highly contagious and fatal diseases viz. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)-coronavirus, Lassa fever, and Nipah virus. MERS ..