Ruling out Encephalitis, the health department claimed that samples tested negative for the same in two subsequent tests and it was infection carried by rodents which made children ill.
Sources close to the family initially suspected that he had contracted an infection from the monkey, but a probable diagnosis said it was Japanese Encephalitis.
The second case was reported in 2019 at Ernakulam and later Nipah was reported again in 2021 in Kozhikode when a 12-year-old died of encephalitis.
Kerala teen dies of rare brain infection; officials caution public about bathing in contaminated water
The 15-year-old native of nearby Panavalli in Alappuzha district was infected with the disease called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis.