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Deadly Nipah virus kills 9 in India

Deadly Nipah virus kills 9 in India
Twenty-five others have been hospitalized

Baku. 22 May. REPORT.AZ/ Nine people have died in confirmed and suspected cases of the deadly Nipah virus in south Indian state of Kerala.

Report informs citing the BBC, local health officials said.

Three victims have tested positive for the virus in the past fortnight. The results from the remaining six samples will be available later on Monday.

Twenty-five others have been hospitalized with symptoms of the infection in Kozhikode, officials said.

Nipah is an infection which can be transmitted to humans from animals.

There is no vaccination for the virus which has a mortality rate of 70%.

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