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Central Team Visits Kerala After Nipah Virus Death Reported:- Kerala is completely shattered with coronavirus and the state has been reporting close to 70 percent of the country's total cases. The state is now left in a new shock after a 12-year-old boy passed away after he was infected with Nipah virus. A team of health officials from Centre visited Kozhikode district and they are tracing from where the Nipah virus emerged. The sample was collected and there are talks that the infection came through a bat. A team from Delhi's National Centre for Diseases Control met the family members of the boy and the details about his food and the animals he may have contacted are verified.
Almost 150 people who are in touch with the boy are quarantined. Among them, there are 18 primary contacts and the relatives, health workers. Two health workers have the symptoms of Nipah virus now. The Health officials warned the people of the region to be extra cautious and approach the hospital if there are symptoms of Nipah virus. The stat government imposed new restrictions in the region and urged the people to stay home. Special precautionary steps are issued in the regions of Kozhikode, Malappuram and Kannur districts as informed by the Kerala Health Minister Veena George. The samples of the close contacts are sent to NIV, Pune. The boy died on Sunday morning due to Nipah virus.