Nipah Virus hits Kerala Once Again

The deadly virus Nipah already took lives of 17 people last year in Kerala hits again.

This time a 23-year-old student tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted to humans through direct contact with infected bats, pigs or other people.

Kerala Health Minister mentioned that 4 other people show the same Nipah-like symptoms. Another 80 people were being monitored, including some who were in close contact with the student.

Three people who attended to the patient, apart from a fellow student, have complained of fever and sore throat, the symptoms of Nipah. The four have been quarantined as a precautionary measure.

The state government has also put four districts, Thrissur, Kollam, Ernakulam, and Idukki, on high alert as the student was traveled through the region.

It all started with Nipah virus is transmitted from animals to humans. Last year it was confirmed that a 26-year old man in Kerala’s Kozhikode district had first contracted it after consuming a fruit partially eaten by a bat.

This virus has already taken many lives as it could. Government is on alert and providing information as much as it can.

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