A soldier from Kerala stationed at the headquarters of the Eastern Command at Fort William in Calcutta died on May 25, according to the Times of India.
Seenu Prasad, who had been on holiday in Kerala for a month on May 13, was taken to the military hospital of the Command in Calcutta on May 20.
It is not yet confirmed whether he
His courageous fluids, however, are sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, the only authority in the country that is able to confirm whether it is a virus or not.
The Nipah virus was first reported on May 19 in the northern district of Kozhikode and has since spread to the neighboring district of Malappuram in Kerala.
Officials still have to confirm the origin of the outbreak, but it is spreading between humans.
It has been reported that the virus infected infected people who were bitten by infected bats.
The first fatal cases were reported on Saturday by a family in Kozhikode when two brothers in their late 20s and 50s An old aunt died of the virus.
The World Health Organization said that fruit bats were found in a well near their home, along with rabbits that were recently bred.
A nurse who has been identified as Lini died after treating patients at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode.
Most symptoms are either neurological and can lead to high fever, severe headaches or seizures.
The virus can also affect the respiratory tract of humans, as they suffer from coughing or have difficulty breathing.
There is no vaccine and the treatment is limited to supportive measures.
Professor Juliet Pulliam, director of the South African DST-NRF Center of Excellence for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis (SACEMA) at the University of Stellenbosch, warned that the virus is more easily diffused by people with respiratory symptoms.
She said, "Nipah virus can be transmitted from person to person, but this transmission is not very efficient."
"When transmission takes place, it is common to close the body fluids of a body sick person were exposed.
"People with Nipah virus are more likely to transmit the virus if they have respiratory symptoms, such as breathing difficulties."
Nipah virus is named after the village of Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia, after pig farmers first contracted the disease during an outbreak in 1998 and 1999.
Nearly 300 people were infected and more than 100 died.
About one million pigs were also euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.
There have been outbreaks of the virus in India and Bangladesh since then, with more than 600 reported cases between 1998 and 2015.
In many parts of Asia, as well as in Australia, Madagascar and Ghana, there is a risk of virus outbreaks.