Bengal man who returned from Kerala admitted to Kolkata hospital with Nipah symptoms
The man from Burdwan district, who was working as a migrant labour in Kerala, was admitted to the hospital with high-fever, nausea, and throat infection, he said
A man, who had recently returned from Kerala, was admitted to the city-based Beliaghata ID Hospital with symptoms of Nipah virus infection, a senior official of the health department said.
The man from Burdwan district, who was working as a migrant labour in Kerala, was admitted to the hospital with high-fever, nausea, and throat infection, he said.
Requisite tests on the youth, who is in the mid-20s, to confirm the infection is yet to be done, one of his family members said.
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"He returned from Kerala where several cases of Nipah virus infections have been reported. So, we are not taking any chances. Doctors are keeping a close watch on him," the official said.
The health department official said the patient was initially at a hospital in Ernakulam in Kerala after he complained of high fever.
"He returned to West Bengal after being discharged from the hospital. But he again fell ill within a couple of days. He was first taken to the National Medical College and Hospital and then to Beliaghata ID Hospital," he added.
Published: 20 Sep 2023, 2:39 PM