Incurable ‘bat virus’ Nipah sparks alert in India’s Kerala state


A deadly virus that causes fever, vomiting and convulsions – and for which there is no vaccine – has sparked a health alert in India.

Nipah is mainly carried by fruit bats and has a mortality rate of around 75%.

It can also be passed on by pigs and from human-to-human contact and can lead to coma or swelling of the brain.

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Source:  Sky News