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Nipah virus: 1407 people put under house quarantine after 17 deaths in last two weeks

Nipah virus: 1407 people put under house quarantine after 17 deaths in last two weeks

In Kozhikode and Malappuram districts of Kerala, a total number of 1407 people have been put under house arrest after the deadly Nipah virus took 17 lives in last two weeks. Out of the 17 people, three died in last two days and are suspected to have been contracted when they came in touch with another infected person. Rasil, a patient who died on Thursday could have been infected from Ismail, another victim of the virus. On the flip side, Ismail probably got infected from Md Sadik, who was suspected to be Kerala's first Nipah virus victim.