Kozhikode. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Sunday that symptoms of Nipah virus infection have been found in two health workers in the state. He said that both of them are among 20 people facing high risk of infection with Nipah virus, who came in contact with a 12-year-old child who lost his life due to this infection.
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The minister told reporters after a high-level meeting to inquire about the situation that 188 contacts have been identified so far. The surveillance team has identified 20 of these as people facing high risk of infection. Symptoms were found in two of the people facing high risk of infection. Both are health workers. One of them works in a private hospital while the other is an employee of Kozhikode Medical College cum Hospital. A 12-year-old child in Kozhikode district died this morning due to Nipah virus infection. He was confirmed to be infected with this virus in a sample sent to the National Institute of Virology.