No recent circumstances of the lethal Nipah virus have been detected since September 15 in India’s southern state of Kerala, the World Well being Group (WHO) mentioned on Tuesday.
In its sixth outbreak within the nation since 2001 this yr, the virus, identified for its 70% mortality fee, has claimed two lives out of the six who have been contaminated in a span of few days in September, sending the Kerala authorities scrambling to include the unfold.
Kerala isn’t any stranger to the Nipah virus. That is the sixth time that the state is reporting the zoonotic illness.
All contaminated circumstances have been males aged between 9 to 45 years and have been reported throughout the Kozhikode district of Kerala, the WHO mentioned, citing India’s Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.
At the moment, there isn’t any vaccine for Nipah, which spreads by means of contact with contaminated animals resembling bats and pigs.