Nipah the virus that has put entire Kerala in panic mode
Eight deaths in the state are being investigated for possible links to the Nipah virus in Kerala.
Nipah induces flu-like symptoms that often lead to encephalitis and coma.
According to WHO fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus is considered the main carrier of the virus for which there is no vaccination.
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Nipah was first identified in Malaysia in 1998. In India, the disease was first reported in 2001 and again six years later, with the two outbreaks claiming 50
Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans.