KOZHIKODE, May 21: The National Virology Institute, Pune, confirmed that the contagious fever that has killed several people in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts over the last fortnight is due to Nipah virus (NiV). Six more people succumbed to symptoms suspected to be that of Nipah virus on Sunday.
“Eating a well balanced diet provides our body the required vitamins and minerals to function efficiently,” says Dr Sunil Koirala, consultant physician at Meridian Health Care Center in Kathmandu. According to him, these nutrients help our body perform a wide range of activities and play a crucial role in keeping us healthy. But in cases of nutritional deficiencies, our body may display certain signs and symptoms that we cannot afford to ignore. The Week spoke to Dr Koirala to understand these signs and symptoms better and also find out ways in which we can deal with them.