• Saturday, October 01, 2022

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Five dead, dozens quarantined as virus fears spread in India

Medical staff have been taking away the infected people

By: Sarwar Alam

A deadly virus carried by fruit bats has killed at least five people in southern India and more than 90 people are in quarantine, a top health official said on Tuesday (22). Other deaths are suspected to have been caused by Nipah virus and authorities have ordered emergency measures to control the outbreak. “We can confirm that five people have died from the Nipah virus,” Kerala state health surveillance officer K.J. Reena told AFP. Media reports said 10 people had died but officials told AFP final tests had not been completed on other suspicious deaths. Nine people have been admitted…

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