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UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

The report said that this was the fourth death in the family with Moosa's two sons and sister-in-law dying from the disease.

Nipah, which the World Health Organisation describes as a "newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans" has killed over 260 people in India, Bangladesh and Malaysia since it was first detected in 1998.

"The principal of the school and the students said that bats come here every year, and eventually perish, however, this year, their numbers are far greater than in previous years", Sharma said.

The outbreak is suspected to have been spread by infected fruit bats.

"I think I am nearly on my way". I may not be able to see you again. "Sorry. Please raise our children well", she wrote in a letter to her husband before she died on Monday, reported the BBC.

It was the slow response to West Africa's 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak, which killed more than 11,300 people before an effective vaccine was developed, that prompted the launch of the CEPI coalition in January 2017.

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At least nine other people have died in the Nipah outbreak in Kozhikode, formerly known as Calicut.

Symptoms typically present one to two weeks after exposure and can include fever and headache, convulsions, respiratory and neurological problems, according to the agency.

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Henk Bekedam, WHO's representative to India, said the agency is monitoring the outbreak.

Kerala state health minister K.K. Shylaja told reporters Tuesday that there had been no new cases of Nipah, though it was not immediately clear when the last case was reported. The local administration, with the help of central health ministry team, has set up a task force with a designated control room, while a nodal officer has been appointed to collect data and monitor the activities to ensure preventive measures. "If the situation persists, we may have to ask our agencies to do a formal assessment of whether this will hurt India's export potential", the Business Standard quoted a commerce minister official as saying. Treatment for human cases is management treatment along with intensive supportive care.

While cremation is favoured as the best method to stop further spread of infection, in case families opt for burial, the body would have to be covered in a polythene bag and then put into a deep pit.

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