Public health

Managing Nipah

Print edition : June 22, 2018

Relatives and hospital staff wearing safety gear at the funeral of V. Moosa, a victim of the Nipah virus infection, in Kozhikode on May 24. Photo: PTI

Early detection of the virus and prompt action by the government contain the deadly outbreak in Kerala, but health officials stress the need for research and sound infection control policies to handle future emergencies.
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