Nipah virus outbreak: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala

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The Nipah virus claimed one more life in Kerala on Sunday, taking the death toll to 14 even as health authorities reiterated that the situation was under control and no fresh case was reported from affected areas.

The latest victim was identified as 26-year-old Ebin, who was admitted at a private hospital in Kozhikode with infection.

Two more Nipah-infected people are undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital, state health officials said.

Among 14 deaths, 11 are from Kozhikode and three from Malappuram. Most of the people who were under observation were discharged after their blood samples turned negative. Now 26 people are under observation, they said.

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