Kozhikode : District Collector UV Jose has issued a ban on holding public programmes in the kozhikode district till month-end following Nipah virus that continues to claim lives.
Public meetings and inaugural functions are prohibited in the ban period.
Tuition and training classes too have been put on hold until following the order.
The Mysterious Virus
Fruit bats are natural hosts to Nipah virus though there is no confirmation on how or where it passes to humans. Typical symptoms are fever, strained breathing, inflammation of brain, disorientation, delirium and comma in 48 hours from contracting the virus