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At least 13 people died after the outbreak of the rare Nipah virus in India



Paramedics involved in protecting suits from the Nipah virus as a protective measure while burying Valachekutti Mosa's body ( Photo: AP Photo / K Shijith

At least 1

3 people have died from a rare Nipah virus outbreak in India, which fears health officials feared a global epidemic.

The disease that kills up to 75% of infected people begins with flu-like symptoms and causes a brain swelling known as encephalitis.

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The virus has become official Information has not spread across two areas in southern India, but they have addressed a series of warnings to people in the affected cities, where more than 200 people be treated in hospitals.

Over 25 people are being watched closely and another three are in critical condition.

The Disease Since the outbreak broke out in Kerala a few weeks ago, an unidentified Ministry of Health official told the press agency Press Trust of India that more than a dozen victims were affected.

The virus causes brain damage (Photo: Reuters)
Relatives and Friends Wore Masks While Mourning the Victim (19659003) There is no vaccine for Nipah listed as one of eight priority diseases by the World Health Organization alongside Ebola and Zika who believe they could trigger a global epidemic.

Beyond the adjunctive treatment, there is no treatment that makes patients with high fever, vomiting, and convulsions feel comfortable.

While officials believe this outbreak was associated with Somebody started getting infected by a fruit bat, the ministerial official said that every subsequent infection came from person to person, sometimes to relatives or medical workers who cared for the sick.

About 100 families in which someone had contact with infected people

Three people in the area are in critical condition (Picture: AP)
Animal Department and Forestry officials envisioned placing a bat in a container after capturing it in a fountain in Changaroth, Kozhikode (Image: AFP / Getty Images) [19659003] On Thursday In the city of Kozhikode, medical workers in white plastic suits and breathing masks buried a victim.

Many of the mourners who turned out for the funeral also wore masks.

Officials have issued a series of warnings to two parts of Kerala, including an appeal to the public to avoid eating partially eaten fruit from date palms and raw, date-made liqueur.

It is also said to avoid abandoned wells.

Health officials fear a possible global epidemic (19659003) The bats eat dates from palm trees and sometimes nest in wells.

The central government has dispatched teams from the National Center for disease control to the outbreak monitoring area.

Nipah has killed 260 people in Malaysia, Bangladesh and India since 1998 and has previously spread to Singapore.

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