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Nipah virus alerts sounded in Tripura by Health Dept
TIWN March 22, 2019
Nipah virus alerts sounded in Tripura by Health Dept
PHOTO : Health Minister Sudip Barman addressing media. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA, March 22 (TIWN): Nipah virus alert was given by Tripura Health Dept.

After 5 persons died in Bangladesh already and South Tripura was also symptoms were seen.

The Tripura government issued a notice to all district chief medical officers Monday to stay sensitized and alert on any impending Nipah virus attack in the state.

The alert was sounded to all district chief medical officers, Joint Director of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine Dr P Chatterjee said.

"Five persons of a family died in Bangladesh due to Nipah virus attack. The deaths occurred near the West Bengal border, not the international border adjoining Tripura. Since the incident occurred in Bangladesh, Government of India asked us to stay alert," the official said.

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