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Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala, India

On May 5th, 2015, in a village area of Kerala, India, a person named Mohammad Sabith(23) died of fever. He was admitted in the hospital. The Health department of the State of Kerala did not expect what was coming to hit them. Two weeks later, his brother was also seen showing the same symptoms. He too was admitted in the hospital. One of the elder lady in the family also got sick. This time the Health department became alarmed and they took the blood samples of the patients. They did not collect the blood sample of the first patient since they had no clue about the cause behind his death. They send the samples to Department of Virus Reasearch, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The Health Department did not stop there. They took extreme care in isolating the patients and stopping any chance of spreading this virus.

On May 20th, 2018, the result from Manipal came which showed that the outbreak was nothing but Nipah virus. By this time the death toll has increased. One of the nurse w…

German Football team Captain Philipp Lahm Retiring after FIFA World Cup 2014

Philipp Lahm was at his heights of glory when he announced his retirement from international football. The German football team captain decided to quit from international matches shortly after winning the FIFA World Cup 2014. Philipp Lahm was a key player in Germany's victory in the World Cup Finals of 2014. Philipp Lahm is the passing machine for Germany with 562 passes in the World Cup 2014. Lahm delivered them at an accuracy of 86%.

       Philipp Lahm says this is the right time for him to leave the International team. He also added that he was very happy to play in the national team. Philipp Lahm captained Germany in the previous edition of FIFA World Cup which was held in South Africa in 2010. Lahm's retirement was confirmed by German soccer federation in their website- (www.dfb.de)


        The 30 year old footballer played for Germany in 113 matches. He started his career 10 years ago.  It will be hard to replace Philipp Lahm in the national team. He also has 5 g…