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Death Toll Rises To 11 In Kerala Nipah Outbreak; 2 Suspected Cases Reported In Neighboring Indian State

Reuters: Second Indian state reports suspected cases of rare virus, fanning fears of spread
“Indian health officials were checking on Wednesday if a rare, brain-damaging virus had spread to a second state after two suspected cases reported in southern Karnataka, as the death toll in adjacent Kerala, where the outbreak began, rose to 11. … Health officials investigating the outbreak in Kerala, where the first death happened on Friday, have traced it to a well infested with bats from which the victims drew water…” (Siddiqui/Jose, 5/23).

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