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State gears up to tackle Nipah scare

DNMUM437269 | 6/6/2019 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :541 | Health

Complete health check up to be done of people coming from Kerala

After an outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala, the central government conducted a review meeting with various states to understand the preparedness of the states. The Maharashtra government’s public health department has said that people travelling from Kerala to Maharashtra will undergo medical check-up for the virus. As per the state government, a meeting was held with the central government on Tuesday, June 4 via a video conference to address the health issue.
Dr Pradip Awte, state surveillance officer, said, “We will be enhancing the acute encephalitis syndrome surveillance. Any person who has symptoms like acute encephalitis and has a history of travelling to Kerala in the last three weeks, especially to Ernakulam will be monitor
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