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Kerala Govt has been honoured in the United States for its effort to contain the spread of the deadly Nipah virus in a timely manner.

A proposal to cooperate with Kerala in researches and to set up an international virology centre in Trivandrum was also discussed at the meeting.
Dr Gelo was part of the team that identified the virus causing AIDS.

The honour bagged by Pinarayi assumes an additional significance as this is the first time since its founding in 1996 that the Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore has honoured a people's representative.
Imagine if a BJP Leader or Chief Minister getting such an honour.

The Media would have been all over it.
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1. What is #Nipah Virus ?

A : This virus was initially discovered when it caused an outbreak of brain fever among pig farmers in Kampung Sungai Nipah district, Malaysia.
2. Should I be worried ?

A : Not much but, just be on your guard. #NipahVirus is transmitted from person to person and there is no effective antiviral therapy for this infection .
3. Who is at high risk ? How is it transmitted ?

A : 1. People working with pigs and consuming pigs.
2. Farmers who come in contact with bats.
3. Consuming Fruits which are already bitten by bat.
4. Contact with people who already have #NipahVirus infection.
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The moment an unverified news report emerges on #NipahVirus , well-manicured @WhatsApp messages begin circulating. Is all of this linked to @BillGates so-called warning, which actually is his push for his next #Vaccine product…
Look at these well-made images circulated immediately after the news report on the #NipahVirus
@MoHFW_INDIA must watch out for this new game that @BillGates is playing.
@ashwani_mahajan I hope you are watching!
Same story played out with #Ebola and #Zika
Stage 1 - Few cases reported
Stage 2 - Scare amplified by @BillGates PR machine
Stage 3 - Amplify fear with "There Is No Vaccine" PR

The next few stages will be:
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