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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…

Zimbabwe with Cricket

After being ostracized from international cricket for 21 years, South Africa returned to the fold in 1992. Zimbabwe also got test status in 1992. It started its international carrier by playing in the one-off test against India at Harare. This test ended in a draw. In 1993, the Zimbabwe team toured India to play one test match which it lost. But in 1998, it defeated the visiting Indian team to register its first win. Neil Johnson, Heath Streak, Andy and Grant Flower were the architect of the win over India. It was a big achievement to have defeated an India side that had been playing test cricket for 60 years and which had world class players like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.
In 1998 itself, Zimbabwe toured Pakistan and registerd its first win on foreign soil by defeating the hosts 1-0. It surprised the cricketing world by wrapping up the match against Pakistan in 4 days. The second test ended in a draw and third test was not played due to bad weather conditions.…