Nipah virus: information for travellers and health professionals

Information on risks and prevention for travellers and health professionals

Updated: 13 March 2024

Zoonoses (diseases from animals) in travellers

A zoonotic disease is one that spreads between animals and humans and has the potential to be an increasing problem for travellers

Updated: 11 May 2023
Take usual precautions
28 February 2024
Bangladesh + Dhaka

Nipah virus in Bangladesh

Since 1 January 2024, and as of 9 February 2024, 2 laboratory-confirmed fatal cases of Nipah virus (NiV) have been reported from the Dhaka division of Bangladesh.

Be aware and watch
18 September 2023
India + Kerala

Nipah virus in India

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.

Avoid non-essential travel to this destination
08 February 2023
Bangladesh + Dhaka

Nipah virus in Bangladesh

As of 6 February 2023, a total of 10 Nipah virus cases, with seven deaths, have currently been reported in 2023.

07 September 2021
India + Kerala

Nipah virus in India

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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