Nipah virus in Karnataka? The patient is suspected to be infected in this city. The patient did not show severe symptoms until the sample was sent for testing on Monday.
Mangalore: A week after a 12-year-old boy succumbed to the Nipah virus in Kozhikode district of Kerala, a man being treated at a hospital in Mangalore is suspected to have the infection and his samples have been sent for testing.
Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Dr. KV Rajendra told reporters on Tuesday (September 14) that this was only a suspicious case but could not be ignored.
The man is a native of Karwar and works in the RT-PCR test kit manufacturing unit in Goa, ”he said.
DC said his samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune for testing and were awaiting results.
The family members of that person are isolated.
The patient did not show severe symptoms until the sample was sent for testing on Monday, he said.
The person’s primary contacts were traced and traced. Udupi and Karwar district administrations have also raised the issue.