SAUDI ARABIA TEMPORARILY BANNED THE IMPORT OF VEGETABLES & FRUITS FROM KERALA BECAUSE OF NIPAH VIRUS
The Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia has confirmed that it is closely following up cases of the Nipah virus (NiV) with WHO (World Health Organization). The virus has surfaced in Kerala, an Indian state. Trending : Saudi bans workers from working under the sun
According to a tweet of Ministry of Health, It would announce a travel ban on the state if the situation so requires. As per Indian Ministry of Health till now 17 cases reported out of which 15 affected persons died. Read : Penalty for smokers at no smoking places
- World Health Organization said the new virus does not have any vaccine till now and is spread by body fluids and it can cause brain inflammation. The primary support for the affected persons is intensive care support.
- The Saudi Food and Drug authority temporarily banned the import of frozen vegetables and fruits from Kerala, an Indian state, from the date of 18th Ramadan 1439 on the basis of the reports of the World Health Organization (WHO) confirming the registration of NIPAH virus cases in the state. Recommend : Saudi Arabia approved anti harassment law
- The ban was made on the basis of reports by the World Health Organization (WHO), which indicated that there were cases of "Nipah", as the virus travels from The bat to the fruit that feeds on it or touches it through the various secretions, and the transmission of this disease has been recorded among humans.
- The Panel has drawn attention to the fact that this procedure is in the interest of taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety and security of imported products. See Also : Baby born in Saudi Airlines flight
- The Kerala state government issued a Nipah virus alert and directed its health administration to screen people who had into close contact with Nipah virus patients, even if they may only be suspected cases. The virus is mainly carried by fruit bats.