Sunday, March 2, 2008

Nipah virus claims 8 in Bangladesh

Eight people (including four children) have succumbed to the deadly Nipah virus in the central districts of Bangladesh according to AFP. Direct contact with pigs is associated with the development of flu-like symptoms, which sometimes develops into viral encephalitis.

Apparently more individuals are in critical condition. Hopefully this doesn't turn into a full-blown outbreak. Keep posted for more info on Nipah in Bangladesh.

Check out the news brief here.

Lauren

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