/ 5 Kids From a Kerala School Test Positive for H1N1, 67 Quarantined

The Quint : Feb 25, 2019, 11:14 AM

Five students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, residential school in Kasargode district of Kerala, have been affected by the H1N1 virus. The students are being provided treatment inside the school to limit the transmission of the virus. A team of doctors from the district have been managing the situation. No case has been reported from among the teachers of the school.

Though parents of some of the students panicked on hearing the news as they were not allowed to visit the students, the health authorities were able to pacify them and convince them on the need for treatment in an isolated place.

A team of doctors from the district have been managing the situation. No case has been reported from among the teachers of the school.

“There is nothing to panic about. The students are under observation. We have asked the parents not to come to visit the children as we don’t want the virus to be transmitted. As of now there is no need for a special team, we the team of doctors from the district are handling it. Last year during the same time, a similar incident occurred at College of Agriculture Kasargode; some ten to 20 students were affected with the influenza. At that time, too, we provided treatment at the campus itself by isolating them,” the DMO added.