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Kerala expresses interest to co-operate with IHV Baltimore

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Vijayan today expressed the state's willingness to cooperate with the Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, in research areas of mutual interest.

Vijayan was speaking at a reception organised by the Institute at as a recognition of the steps taken by the state to prevent the spread of the Nipah virus that claimed 17 lives in the state in May this year, an official release here said.

The Institute could cooperate with the proposed at Thiruvananthapuram, Vijayan said.

The honour accorded by the institute was a recognition to the public health system of the state, Vijayan said, adding, always gave much importance to the health sector.

Dr Robert Gallo, Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, Founder, presented a memento to the K K Shyalaja was also present during the occasion.

The reception was one of the main functions of the chief minister, who is on a 13-day US tour.

Vijayan would attend, among others, a meeting organised at by the Federation of Associations in

He would return to Kerala on July 18.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 18:50 IST