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Bangladesh, Nipah virus strikes back (, January 24 2013)

[Source: BDNews24, full page: (LINK). Extract.]

Bangladesh, Nipah virus strikes back

Nurul Islam Hasib, Senior Correspondent

Published: 2013-01-23 12:11:38.0 Updated: 2013-01-23 17:35:48.0


According to its Director, the family drank raw date sap brought from Bhaluka on Jan 11 and fell ill six days later. “The boy succumbed on Tuesday at a Dhaka clinic and his father is in an intensive care unit,” Prof Mahmudur Rahman told He said they were confirmed about the presence of the nipah virus in their laboratory at around 5.45pm on Wednesday.