Nipah Virus: A Threat for India at Present
The nipah virus outbreak in Kerala state has created a menace in India recently. India faced the first outbreak in 2001 in Siliguri of West Bengal and the second outbreak in 2007 in the Nadia Districts. Total 71 cases were affected in the two outbreaks with a death of 50 affected persons. This indicates the high case fatality rate of the virus.