Nipah virus has been confirmed in the blood of the infected man by The National Institute of Virology
A 23-year-old college student was admitted to a private hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala. Now, it is confirmed that he is indeed infected with the appalling Nipah virus. This confirmation came from The National Institute of Virology (NIV) which collected the man’s blood sample for testing.
The horrendous Nipah virus took 17 lives the last time it hit Kerala. So this time the authorities were on their toes. And even before the suspicion was confirmed, they started damage control.
At this time, over 80 people are under surveillance. Reason? They came in contact with the infected student. The health minister of Kerala, KK Shailaja, has guaranteed full support.