#Flash: Death due to highly contagious “Nipah Virus” without
The Central government had rushed a medical team to the Kozhikode district of Kerala when the state reported the first death due to the Nipah virus. To determine the source of the infection, the team went to the home of the youngster who died from the virus and gathered samples of Rambutan fruits from the area. Dr Ashutosh Biswas, Professor at AIIMS has stated that the fruit bats are the carriers of the virus and "are the main cause of transmission". Furthermore, he noted that when a fruit bat flies to different places, the virus gets transmitted. So, we have to understand that this is a very serious disease and is associated with high morbidity and mortality.

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