The Ministry of Health has adopted procedures that will be followed in case anyone is infected with Nipah virus. Sources confirmed these procedures are in line with the directive of the World Health Organization (WHO) to monitor patients in hospitals, control the virus and implement the public health policy.

Sources disclosed the procedures include isolation of the infected person. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, patients in stable condition should be transferred to the Infectious Diseases Hospital and there is no need to confine them at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), sources added. Sources said the ministry also stressed the need for coordination between doctors to report suspected cases, especially those coming from epidemic areas.-A.T.

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