Kerala Kozhikode

Nipah virus outbreak contained, no need to panic, says Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja

The death toll due to the mysterious new 'Nipah virus' in Kerala's Kozhikode rose to ten on May 22. Nipah virus (NiV) infection is a newly emerging zoonotic disease (one which spreads from animals to humans) which spreads by the ingestion of human secretions/fluids. Fruit bats, a common species of the flying mammal abundantly found in India is the host animal for the disease-causing virus.

published on : 21st May 2018