• Monday, June 27, 2022

ASIA

Rare Nipah virus kills 10 in Kerala

By: Eastern Eye Staff

DEADLY DISEASE SPREAD BY FRUIT BATS PROMPTS QUARANTINES AND A STATE-WIDE HEALTH ALERT THE death toll from an outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in southern India jumped to 10 on Tuesday (22) with more than 90 people quarantined to try to stem the spread of the disease, officials said. Authorities in Kerala state ordered emergency measures to control the virus, which is spread by fruit bats, as tests are awaited from other suspect deaths. Three of the fatalities are members of the same family – dead bats were found in a well at their home. A nurse who treated one…

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