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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…

Sachin Tendulkar named UNICEF’s Brand Ambassador for South Asia

Sachin Tendulkar became the first brand ambassador of UNICEF  for South Asia yesterday. Sachin Tendulkar just retired from International Cricket and is starting a new innings in life. Sachin Tendulkar quoted that “This is a second innings of my life. I am thankful to the UNICEF for giving this opportunity to me. I am looking forward to work with UNICEF for the best of people.”

Sachin Tendulkar will work along with UNICEF to improve the hygiene and sanitation in the South Asia. India is among the region. He also said that the present condition of many people around the world is poor. Most people do not have proper sanitation facilities. According to calculations around 36 per cent of total population does not have access to clean toilets. Around 1600 children die every year due to diseases like diarrhoeal infected diseases. Sachin Tendulkar will be promoting the need for proper sanitation and hygiene.


The batting legend also participated in the hand wash campaign with…