2 dead and two more test positive; Know Nipah virus symptoms, source, treatment, fatality rate and more

Though the Nipah virus does not have a high transmission rate like SARS-CoV-2, it is more fatal in comparison. According to WHO, Nipah has a fatality rate of 40 to 75 percent. In the 2001 outbreak, 66 people tested positive for the virus in Siliguri, out of which 45 died. Similarly in 2007, all five infected people died. Recently, in 2018 out of 18 infected people, 17 succumbed to the virus.

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