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India's Nipah virus trackers gather samples from bats, fruit
September 16, 2023

In India, experts have fanned out in southern state of Kerala to collect samples of fluid from bats and fruit trees in a region where the deadly Nipah virus has killed two people and three more have tested positive.

The state is battling its fourth outbreak since 2018 of a virus for which there is no vaccine.

According to the State' Health Minister, Veena George, tests are being conducted and samples collected from forested areas.