Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
A new virus has taken the lives of atleast 10...
A new virus has taken the lives of atleast 10 people in Kerala in South India. It is the Nipah virus. Around, twenty others are under observation in two districts of Kerala with suspected symptoms, which include headache, fever, vomiting and dizziness, mental confusion. With 24 to 48 hours, the symptoms lead to coma.
Fruit bats are natural host of the virus but in the past it has spread through pigs. But it can also spread from human to human.