Amid Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala, the state government has issued health advisory to persons travelling to the southern province.
The advisory comes after Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja confirmed that at least 10 people have died due to Nipah virus infection in the state.
She had said that they have test results of 18 samples, out of which 12 have been tested positive for the deadly virus and that 10 of them have already died.
However, the advisory states that few cases Nipah virus infection has been reported from Kozhikode district in Kerala.
However, the infection remains highly localized as all cases are being linked to one family.
The advisory added that surveillance by the government of Kerala is being conducted in Kozhikode district and in the neighbouring districts of Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur.
The advisory also added that travelling to any part of Kerala is safe. However, travellers may avoid the districts mentioned above if they wish to be extra cautious when travelling to the state.>