Gulf Times - Nipah-virus
Ministry lifts temporary ban on fruits, vegetables from India

Ministry lifts temporary ban on fruits, vegetables from India

Qatari authorities have lifted the temporary ban on fresh, chilled and frozen vegetables and fruits from India, imposed towards the end of May this year, following reports of the outbreak of Nipah virus in a northern Kerala district.

Nipah scare: Qatar bans fruits and veg imports from Kerala, issues travel advisory

Nipah scare: Qatar bans fruits and veg imports from Kerala, issues travel advisory

Qatar has temporarily banned the imports of fresh, chilled and frozen vegetables and fruits from Kerala and urged Qataris and expatriates to avoid unnecessary travel to the southern Indian state until a Nipah virus outbreak stabilises.

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

Nipah virus death toll rises to 15, two new cases found in India's Kerala

Two new cases of the deadly brain-damaging Nipah virus have been confirmed in the southern Indian state of Kerala, where another two people were killed by the virus, a health official said on Thursday.

Nipah virus toll rises to 15, two new cases found in Kerala

Nipah virus toll rises to 15, two new cases found in Kerala

The two new Nipah cases in Kerala take the total number of confirmed cases to 17, Kozhikode district medical officer V. Jayashree said.

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

India steps up hunt for origin of Nipah virus

All animal samples, including those from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala were negative for Nipah,

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Nipah claims another victim in India, death toll now 13

Officials in the southwestern state of Kerala said that in addition to the latest fatality two patients have tested positive for the virus spread by fruit bats.

10 die in India from Nipah virus, dozens quarantined

10 die in India from Nipah virus, dozens quarantined

Five deaths in the outbreak had previously been confirmed as Nipah. More than 90 people are in quarantine, a health official said.