Mangaluru: Greater than per week after a 12-year-old boy succumbed to the Nipah virus in Kerala’s Kozhikode district, an individual being handled at a hospital in Mangaluru is suspected to have the an infection and his samples have been despatched for check.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr Ok V Rajendra advised reporters on Tuesday (September 14) that it was solely a suspected case, however can’t be uncared for.
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“The individual is a local of Karwar and is working at Goa in an RT-PCR check package manufacturing unit,” he stated.
The DC stated his samples are despatched for check to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune and the result’s awaited.
The individual’s relations have been stored in isolation.
The affected person had not proven extreme signs until the pattern was despatched for testing on Monday, he stated.
The first contacts of the individual have been traced and detected. The district administrations of Udupi and Karwar are additionally alerted on the matter, Rajendra stated.