Nipah is now under control, says Kerala government

The government of Kerala has declared that the Nipah virus outbreak in the state has been contained and there are no fresh cases now.

Health Minister KK Shailaja said that the virus has been controlled and there is no fear of another outbreak in the state.

The minister also said that the last two patients who had tested positive for the virus have now recovered and are out of danger.

At least 17 people had reportedly died in Kerala after they got infected with Nipah virus in Kozhikode district in Kerala last month.

As a precaution, more than 2000 people with fever were kept under observation for fear of spreading the virus.

No new cases have been reported lately. Schools and colleges in the Kozhikode area had been kept closed due to the fear of the virus outbreak and are all set to reopen today.

The ban imposed on organizing public functions has also been lifted.

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