Updated: Sep 7, 2021, 08:32 IST
COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore district administration has intensified screening at the 13 check posts along the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border after a Nipah virus infection was reported in the neighbouring state.
Collector G S Sameeran inspected screening conducted by health department officials at the Walayar check post on Monday. “After a boy died due to Nipah in Kerala, the Tamil Nadu government has strengthened screening at check posts. All local bodies have intensified measures to prevent spread of Nipah and vector-borne diseases such as Zika,” the collector told reporters.