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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…

Exit Polls - Kerala Legislative Assembly Election 2016

The Kerala Legislative Assembly election was held on 16th May 2016 along with three other states and an Union Territory. The three other states were Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal. The Union Territory is Puducherry. This is a much awaited and contested election in recent times because of the political parties involved. Congress ( UDF ) is now ruling Kerala. If they were to win the election, they will retain power for another 5 years. This will be a tremendous blow to the opposition which is LDF.
         However reports from exit poll suggested that LDF led by communist party of India (Marxists) or CPIM will storm the Kerala Assembly Elections 2016. Exit poll suggested that Assam might come under the rule of BJP. In Tamil Nadu, it is expected that DMK will rule again. Congress will be finding some form of grace in their alliance with DMK.

Out of the 4 elections conducted, it is expected that BJP will clearly lead in the number seats. This election is also seen as the return of CPM…