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Nipah Virus That Killed 12 In Kerala May Not Be Linked To Bats 10 Points

Earlier, cases of Nipah virus were reported from West Bengal's Siliguri in 2001 and Nadia district in 2007 and around 47 deaths were reported.

The outbreak of Nipah virus, which has resulted in the death of ten people in Kerala, is also likely to have an adverse impact on India's fruit exports.

"I think I am nearly on my way".

The blood sample of the nursing student tested positive for the Nipah virus on May 24.

There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause raging fevers, convulsions and vomiting, and kills up to 75 percent of people who come down with it.

"He was on ventilator support for a week and died today morning", Kerala state health director Sarita R.L. told AFP of Moosa, 60.

"I don't think I will be able to see you again. Please. With lots of love".

"Each and every person who was in contact with any suspected patient is being monitored", Sarita said.

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Ms Lini Puthussery had been treating a family of three who had been diagnosed with the virus, spending an entire night taking care of them.

The experimental vaccine being developed by the biotech companies has produced promising results in animal tests, following more than 15 years of research by scientists at the US -based Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. A health department official said the distribution of protective gear in hospitals began on May 19.

Most of the deaths reported are from Kozhikode and Malappuram districts from where 11 deaths have now been reported and 18 are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, including one in Wayanad.

Two "control rooms" in the worst-hit Kozhikode district have been set up to closely monitor the spread of the virus.

Two other confirmed cases of Nipah virus have been detected and the patients are being treated in hospital, she said.

Johny Abraham George, a member of the Kerala Government's Tourism Advisory Committee, and CMD of Intersight Tours & Travels, said the state's tourism industry has been facing cancellations over the past five-six days.

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes Nipah infection as a "newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans". "Without laboratory reports it can not be said that these bats have been killed by Nipah virus", Mr Choubey said, adding that he has already spoken to the Himachal Pradesh administration over the matter.

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