#nipahvirus

Kathmandu, Sep 13 (PTI) Nepal government on Monday sounded an alert against the possible spread of Nipah virus, found in neighbouring India.

.Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Nipah virus is spread by saliva of the fruit bats. (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Fruit bats are primary carriers of Nipah virus
  • Confirming the transmission source is extremely imperative
  • Some of its symptoms include respiratory illness with fever and muscular pain

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Health workers bury the body of a 12-year-old Nipah virus victim in Kerala's Kozhikode. (Photo credit: PTI/File)

  • A 12-year-old boy died of Nipah virus in Kerala's Kozhikode on September 5
  • Kerala witnessed the first outbreak of Nipah in 2018 and won accolades for handling it well
  • The state banked heavily on contact mapping and put all contacts of an infected person under observation

.Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Nipah Virus infections spreads through bats and pigs (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • A 12-year-old boy died of Nipah Virus infection on Sunday
  • Nipah Virus infections were reported in Kerala first time after 2019
  • 17 contacts of the deceased have been placed under observation