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Nipah: alert sounded in West Bengal and Tripura

Kolkata ;State health departments of Bengal and Tripura have come out with Nipah alert following the death of five people in the border village of Bengladesh due to Nipah virus.

Nipah virus claimed lives of five members in a family last day at Upajila region in Bengladesh. Tripura Government has issued an alert notice to all district chief medical officers. As the deaths occured in a Bengladesh village bordering West Bengal,the Centre has advised health departments of bordering states to stay alert.

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