Nipah virus claims two more lives; suspected cases rise to 17

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed Nipah virus cases has risen to 17.

The Nipah virus continues to claim lives as two more have succumbed taking the toll to 15 now.

It is said that the two cases are of Kerala’s Kozhikode district.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed Nipah virus cases has risen to 17.

In another of the case, a soldier died on Monday in Kolkata and this is also a suspected case of Nipah virus.

Seenu Prasad was from Kerala and posted at Fort William.

He was admitted to hospital on 20 May, seven days after his return from a month’s holiday in Kerala.

His samples have been sent to the National Institute of virology in Pune, which is the only agency in the country to certify whether it was a case of Nipah virus.

The Nipah virus symptoms include fever, headache, drowsiness, breathing trouble, disorientation and delusions.

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