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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…

Dussehra Festivals in India | Dussehra in South India

Dussehra is a great festival celebrated by the people of India with great pleasure. The history of Dussehra stretches back to Ramayan. It is believed that Dussehra is celebrated when Lord Ram achieved victory over Ravan. It is a festival of light. It is believed that it will remove all bad happenings and evil around people. The festival is full of happiness as it remarks the return of Lord Ram.on the 10th day of the Shikla Paksh or aswin (bright star) Dussehra is celebrated. It is according to Hindu calendar. It usually happens between October and November.
In south India, Dussehra is celebrated for 10 days. It is full of dance, music and folk dance performances. It is a thrilling experience from Day 1. People prepare delicious food items as well. There is also an exhibition going in between the festival. Dussehra is celebrated all over India. It is having a slight variety in each part of India. There is some difference between Dussehra in North India and South India. It is again diff…