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17 picked Nipah virus from 1st victim: Kerala govt report

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 15 (PTI) A detailed study by the Kerala government in the recent outbreak of Nipah virus has suggested that 17 of the 19 infected people might have contracted the deadly virus from the first victim, 26-year-old Mohammed Sabith, who died on May 5. He was among the 17 people who lost their lives after they contracted the virus. Two people had recovered.As per available records, it has been found that Sabith contracted the Nipah virus from fruit bats and 17 others -- including three from his family i.e.
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