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Kerala has reported one death due to the deadly Nipah virus in September 2021.

A 12-year-old boy in Kerala has succumbed to the Nipah virus as the state recorded the first case of infection after three years.

A 12-year-old boy in Kerala has succumbed to the Nipah virus as the state recorded the first case of infection after three years.State Health Minister Veena George confirmed the boy's death from Pazhoor, who was infected by the Nipah virus. The final report by the NIV lab in Pune also came out positive. The boy had symptoms of inflammation of the brain and heart muscles. Two health workers are also found to be symptomatic and are under surveillance. It is the first such case reported this year in Kerala, where COVID-19 cases have been rising.

Nipah virus is transferred from animals to humans and through contaminated food or directly between people. The 2018 outbreak in Kerala had claimed 17 lives in the districts of Kozhikode and Malappuram.

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