Kerala Implements Containment Zones as Nipah Virus Claims Lives

Kerala confirmed a new case of Nipah virus infection in Kozhikode, Kerala, bringing the total cases to six.

The infected person, a 39-year-old man, had sought treatment at a private hospital where previous Nipah-positive cases were treated.

Two deaths have occurred due to the Nipah virus, prompting the introduction of Covid-like containment zones.

ICMR delivered a monoclonal antibody to combat the virus, although its efficacy is yet to be clinically proven.

The Kerala government established containment zones around the homes of the deceased Nipah virus victims.

Other states like Karnataka and Rajasthan issued alerts for Nipah virus and implemented measures to prevent its spread