THE UNFORESEEN MENACE – OUTBREAK OF AN INCURABLE DISEASE IN KERALA | NIPAH VIRUS

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A rare and deadly virus called Nipah virus has emerged in the state of Kerala and has created havoc in the lives of people living in the affected areas of Kozhikode, Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh are also on alert. Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives including Lini Puthussery (a nurse attending to the Nipah patients) and has put at least 40 others in quarantine so far, prompting global concerns as World Health Organization (WHO) has listed the infection as a ‘public health risk with epidemic potential’. Countries…

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