Kochi: A Kerala youth who contracted the Nipah virus in Kochi, Kerala seems to be on the road to recovery. A medical bulletin stated the second set of samples of the 23-year-old youth was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.

Samples of urine, blood and throat swab were sent to the NIV. The test results stated that only one out of the three samples of the patient tested positive for the virus. 

The tests conducted at the Point of Care Nipah detection facility at the Government Medical College Hospital in Kerala had also showed similar results.

Apparently, seven patients were admitted in the isolation ward and four were discharged on Saturday.

Training was imparted to 1,293 persons, including 14 doctors, 67 staff members, 30 doctors from private hospitals, 61 Asha workers, 19 Anganwadi teachers, 791 Kudumbasree workers and NREGP workers.

The Labour Department inspected 12 migrant labour camps at North Paravur, Perumbavur, and Kakkanad areas to ensure hygiene standards were met. Strict action will be taken against those found violating hygiene norms, a Health Department official said.

Accordingly, training which was imparted at the block level as part of Nipah vigil will cover grama panchayats and municipalities.

The Ernakulam Central Police have registered cases against two persons in the state for allegedly spreading misinformation regarding the Nipah outbreak in the state.

A year ago, Nipah virus had claimed 18 lives in Kozhikode.