Surveillance is to be stepped up at border districts, and all passengers from Kerala will be screened, the Directorate of Public Health has announced
In the wake of two deaths due to the Nipah virus in Kerala, Tamil Nadu’s Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPH) has initiated precautionary measures in border districts.
T.S. Selvavinayagam, Director of Public and Preventive Medicine has directed the deputy directors of health services to deploy health teams to begin screening of passengers from Kerala at border check-posts. The health teams will be deployed round-the-clock in Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Theni, Tenkasi and Kanniyakumari districts, with immediate effect, he said.