The union Health ministry on Tuesday confirmed two deaths in Kerala due to Nipah virus. The ministry has also sent a team of expert doctors to the state.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that two people have died and four others are under treatment for Nipah virus in Kerala.
Mandaviya said a central team of experts has been sent to Kerala to take stock of the situation and assist the state government in the management of the Nipah virus.
The samples of four more people from Kerala have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune to test for the deadly virus.
Transmission of infection occurs when the virus enters the body of people who happen to be in close contact with the patient. In decreasing order of severity, from a learning standpoint, there are three important categories of human-to-human transmission.