Relief for Malappuram as quarantined octogenarian tests negative for Nipah

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Manjeri: An 82-year old woman who was admitted to Manjeri Medical College Hospital with Nipah-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus. Although the octogenarian had no contact with the Nipah positive patients, her symptoms were a cause of worry.

The woman is an Elayur native and had sought treatment in the hospital after suffering from severe fever and epileptic fits. She was shifted to a specially set up isolation ward for detailed examination.

Her blood and saliva samples were then sent to the Kozhikode MCH and the results have now been shown to be negative.

So far, Nipah has been confirmed in patients belonging to Kozhikode only. Yesterday, the results of a medical student in Thiruvananthapuram suspected to have contracted the virus also turned to be negative.

At present, four patients with the virus are undergoing treatment in the district and two have died.

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