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Nipah Virus: Symptoms, prevention, treatment of the infection

The Nipah virus (NiV) has claimed 16 lives, including a nurse who left a heartbreaking note to her family, in Kerala. A fresh case has been tested positive to the infection, and many have been quarantined. In recent news, there have been speculations that a 27-year-old soldier from Kerala also succumbed to the virus in Kolkata after Nipah-like symptoms.

From acute respiratory syndrome to fatal encephalitis, the infection can cause severe complications in humans, and can also affect ce ..