Despite govt assurances, Nipah virus claims one more; death toll now at 14

death came about on Sunday itself.

Despite the government assurances, the Nipah virus has claimed one more life in Kozhikode district of Kerala.

The death came about on Sunday itself.

With the latest death, the toll due to this ailment is now at 14.

The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city.

Authorities have confirmed that two more confirmed cases of Nipah were reported in the state.

Meanwhile state government has said that samples collected from bats in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts tested negative for the virus.

To prevent the spread of the virus, alerts were sounded in Bihar, Sikkim, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.

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