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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…

Ayyappa Sabarimala Festivals 2011 | Sabarimala Pilgrimage Travel

Sabarimala is one of the busiest pilgrimage centre in India. Each year lakhs of people visit the Sabarimala temple to see their favorite God Ayyappa in his temple. The Sabarimala temple is located on the top of a hill named Sabarimala. The pilgrimage season is usually between November and January. The devotes visit the Sabarimala temple during this season. Two main rituals are performed at this season. The two rituals performed are Mandala Puja and Makara Sankranti Puja. The temple is situated on the top of Western Ghats in Pathanamthitta.
There are devotees from Andhra Pradeh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala mainly. The road to Sabarimala is a difficult one. The people visiting the temple for the first time are known as ‘Kanni Swami’ and the group leader is known as ‘Guru Swami’. The Guru Swami will perform the rituals. Each group, usually family will climb the mountain on bare foot. The path is a very difficult one. It is believed that one must encounter all difficulties in life. The devotes …