Nipah: Containment zones in all wards of Feroke Municipality

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Kozhikode: The Kozhikode administration has strengthened measures to prevent the spread of Nipah infection after the brain-damaging virus killed two people and infected four others in the district. Considering the serious nature of the disease, the administration has declared additional containment zones in addition to the ones announced earlier. The newly added containment zones are (as of September 15, 09:30 pm):

  • All wards of Feroke Municipality
  • Ward numbers 43, 44, 45, 46,47, 48, 51 of Kozhikode Municipal Corporation
A 39-year-old man has tested positive for the Nipah virus today taking the number of active cases in the state to four. With this, the total number of people infected with the virus went up to six, of which two persons had died earlier. Meanwhile, the updated contact list of the Nipah patients now encompasses 1080 individuals in total. 122 out of them are health care professionals and are in high-risk contacts. Apart from Kozhikode, 29 people in other districts are on the contact list (Malappuram-22, Kannur and Thrissur-3 each, Wayanad-1).

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