Global & Disaster Medicine

India: 17 of the 19 infected people might have contracted the Nipah virus from the first victim

Deccan Chronicle

“…..Mohammed Sabith first took treatment as an ‘out patient’ at the Perambra hospital for high fever and body pain on May 2.

On May 3, he was admitted at the hospital, and it is suspected that four people on night duty including sister Lini Puthussery, who attended to him, picked the virus from him.

As his condition worsened on May 4, Mohammed Sabith was shifted to the Medical College hospital for a CT scan, where he died on May 5. Ten people got infected at the medical college on the single day he was there….”

Distribution map showing areas endemic for Henipavirus Outbreaks and Pteropus.  Countries are Kuran, Tyumen, Omsk, and Novosibirsk


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