What is Nipah virus? Deadly brain-damaging virus spreads in India Source: Cox Media Group

What is Nipah virus? Deadly brain-damaging virus spreads in India Source: Cox Media Group


At least 12 people have died of Nipah virus in the Indian state of Kerala since the rare outbreak began weeks ago, according to a Health Ministry official . According to the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , Nipah virus was first isolated and identified in 1998-99 when Malaysian and Singaporean pig farmers and others in close contact with the animals suffered with encephalitis and respiratory illnesses.



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