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OSINT Report: Nipah Virus Spread in India Controlled, Precautions Identified

Nipah a virus closely associated with encephalitis has been noticed to have spread in Kerala in India. Reports of confirmed deaths due to Nipah have been reported from only two districts in Kerala while cases as far away as West Bengal have been received which however need confirmation. Kerala Directorate of Health Services is publishing daily bulletins on the Nipah virus. As per the United States Government Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Nipah virus (NiV) is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Henipavirus initially identified in 1999 during an outbreak of encephalitis and respiratory illness among pig farmers and people with close contact with pigs in Malaysia and Singapore. Its name originated from Sungai Nipah, a village in the Malaysian Peninsula where pig farmers became ill with encephalitis. Given the relatedness of NiV to Hendra virus, bat species were quickly singled out for investigation and flying foxes of the genus Pteropus were subsequently identified as the reservoir for NiV ..................

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