As Kerala health officials warn of second Nipah virus outbreak, here's all you need to know of the infection
As concern over the Nipah virus infection outbreak grows by the day, 17 people in Kerala have succumbed to it so far, as per the latest update. Health officials in the southern state have warned of a possibility of a second outbreak.
A soldier from Kerala died of suspected Nipah virus infection, a defence spokesman said on Wednesday.
Two persons in Hyderabad hospitalised with suspected Nipah infection, one of them had recently visited Kerala
Two persons, including one who visited Kerala recently, were admitted to hospitals with suspected Nipah virus infection.
Nipah virus: Kerala locks down Sooppikkada village; people, animals evacuated and kept under observation
Nipah, which was first identified during an outbreak in Kampung Sungai Nipah, Malaysia in 1998, is primarily carried by fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family.
Nipah virus leaves Kerala public health officials in state of disarray as casualty figure touches ten in 48 hours
With the casualty figure due to Nipah touching ten within the past 48 hours, Kerala's public health department is in a state of shock and disarray.
Dengue virus comes in different types and each with different flavours. There are four serotypes of dengue virus — DENV-1 to 4.
Maharashtra heath minister Dr Deepak Sawant held a review meeting with officials as cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Gujarat.
Noting that the public needs to be reassured that there is "no cause for undue concern", the ministry said the Central and state governments will take the necessary steps to deal with the virus.