India outbreak fears: Hundreds isolating as bat virus 'more deadly than Covid' detected

India outbreak fears: Hundreds isolating as bat virus 'more deadly than Covid' detected

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.”

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1487430/india-outbreak-fears-nipah-virus-kerala-bat-deadly-covid-who-human-animal-disease


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