Over 1400 people put under house Quarantine in Kerala for Nipah Virus threats

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Over 1400 people put under house Quarantine in Kerala for Nipah Virus threats
The nipah virus has lead to 1407 people being put under quarantine in their own homes mainly in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts.The state has witnessed 17 deaths in the last two weeks of whom three people have died in the last two days.Rasil, a native of Kozhikode who died on Thursday is suspected to have contracted the virus from Ismail, another Nipah victim. Ismail in turn is reported to have been infected from Mohammed Sadik, the first suspected Nipah virus victim in Kerala.Dr Jayasree, Kozhikode District Medical Officer, said, “As of May 31, the total number of confirmed cases stands at 18, out of this 16 have died. This death toll does not reflect Sadik’s death. 2 confirmed cases are under treatment. The number of suspected cases is 11. So far 1407 people are in the contact list.”