India outbreak fears: Hundreds isolating as bat virus ‘more deadly than Covid’ detected
The Metro says the southern state of Kerala is quickly ramping up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus. Experts have started contact tracing and isolating hundreds of people who came into contact with a boy who died in hospital on Sunday. On Tuesday, the state health minister told reporters that the samples of eight primary contacts have come back negative.
Veena George said: “That these eight immediate contacts tested negative is a great relief.”
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