An outbreak of Nipah virus has been confirmed in India
A zoonotic disease is one that spreads between animals and humans and has the potential to be an increasing problem for travellers
Confirmed cases of Nipah virus infection reported in seven administrative regions
As of 17 September 2023, 6 confirmed cases of Nipah virus, including 2 deaths, have been reported. All of the cases have been reported from Kozhikode District in Northern Kerala.
As of 6 February 2023, a total of 10 Nipah virus cases, with seven deaths, have currently been reported in 2023.
On 5 September 2021, a fatal case of Nipah virus was confirmed in a 12 year old boy. The last recorded case in Kerala was in 2019 (one case); there was an outbreak, including 17 deaths, in 2018.
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