Nipah Virus Deaths: Two people in Kerala’s Kozhikode district died after being infected by the Nipah virus while two out of four suspected have been found to be positive for the infection.
Nipah Virus Deaths: The Kerala government confirmed on Tuesday that two unnatural fatalities in Kozhikode district were caused by the Nipah virus infection amid concerns about the resurgence of the deadly pathogen. The southern state is on alert as two cases of Nipah virus have been confirmed among four individuals whose saliva was sent for testing at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed the cases via a Facebook post.
He revealed that two individuals tested positive for Nipah, while the other two received negative results.
In response, he urged the public to remain calm and focus on precautionary measures.
“Everyone should strictly follow the instructions of the health department and the police and fully cooperate with the restrictions,” said Chief Minister Vijayan, emphasising the importance of adherence to health guidelines.