Kerala Restricted Spread of Nipah Virus and Travel Alerts
Kerala Directorate of Health Services is publishing daily bulletins on the Nipah virus. As on 24 May 2018, the numbers of suspected cases are 22, 14 Cases have been confirmed. 11 confirmed deaths and 4 unconfirmed deaths have taken place The district that is most affected is Kozhikode where 13 suspected cases, of which 10 have been confirmed with 8 confirmed deaths and 1 unconfirmed deaths have occurred. In Malappauram which is the second most affected district, 6 suspected of which 4 have been confirmed while 3 confirmed deaths and 3 unconfirmed deaths have been noticed. The other districts affected are Kottayam with 2 suspected cases and Trivendrum with 1 suspected case.
Kerala state government has issued an advisory as reported by the NDTV asking travellers to avoid visiting the four districts of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Waynad and Kannur. "Travelling to any part of Kerala is safe. However, if travellers wish to be extra cautious, they may avoid the four districts", Health Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan said as per NDTV