The 25 Year Old Man From Karwar Admitted at Wenlock Hospital Tests Negative For Nipah Virus

The 25 Year Old Man From Karwar Admitted at Wenlock Hospital Tests Negative For Nipah Virus

The 25 year old microbiologist, who works for a Goa-based company that manufactures testing kits for COVID-19 and Nipah, had drenched by the rain on September 8 while travelling from Goa to his home town Karwar on his two-wheeler. He then developed a fever and headache. He looked up his symptoms on the internet and was worried he could have caught the Nipah infection. He approached a hospital in Karwar, who referred him to a private hospital in Udupi. He was then brought to the Government Wenlock Hospital here on September 11 where he and his father were isolated. His blood, urine and nasal swab samples were sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune and to the Nipah testing centre in Kozhikode. The Dakshina Kannada District Health and Family Welfare Officer Kishore Kumar said that thee reports are negative.

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