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Kochi college student infected with Nipah virus, confirms Kerala minister

The results of blood samples of the student, which were tested at the National Institute of Virology in Pune, have confirmed Nipah, the minister said

Press Trust of India  |  Kochi 

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja addressing media persons | Photo: Twitter@ANI

Minister K K Shailaja confirmed Tuesday that a 23-year-old college student admitted to a hospital in has been infected with the virus.

The results of blood samples of the student, which were tested at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, have confirmed Nipah, she said.

The result came this morning, she said.

The student has been admitted to a private hospital.

Earlier, blood samples examined at two virology institutes--Manipal Institute of Virology and Institute of Virology and Infectious Diseases--had indicated

First Published: Tue, June 04 2019. 10:15 IST