Nipa Infection: Health Minister Veena George wants to maintain surveillance

By: 600011 On: Sep 28, 2023, 1:41 PM

In the words of Health Minister Veena George, persons in isolation must remain in isolation for 21 days in order to avoid Nipah, and police would take action if the isolation requirements are not followed. When some of the infected patients began to show symptoms in the third week of contact and the RTPCR test confirmed positive, the expert committee recommended a 21-day quarantine. According to the state government's Nipah prevention standards, the quarantine period is 21 days. 

The minister also said that it must be rigorously adhered to. Only after 42 days, double the predicted incubation period, can a Nipah outbreak be declared entirely over. As a result, the minister stated that vigilance should be maintained in the Kozhikode district till October 26 and that masks should be worn at all times.