Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries over outbreak

Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries over outbreak

Deadly Nipah virus kills boy in India, prompts worries over outbreak A 12-year-old boy died from the virus in Kerala, India. Officials in southern India are working to stem a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus after a boy died from the rare virus last week, according to news reports. The 12-year-old boy was admitted to a hospital in Kozhikode, a city in the Indian state of Kerala, with symptoms of fever and brain inflammation, according to NPR. He was diagnosed with Nipah virus infection and died on Sept. 5. CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU Following the death, officials rushed to identify and isolate people who had come into close contact with the boy. By Sept. 6, officials had identified 188 contacts, 20 of whom …
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