Nipah Virus outbreak in Bangladesh proving deadly, 80% of cases ending in fatality

Posted on April 24, 2013 • Filed under: Asia, Tourist Warning, Travel Health

According to, “While there is much attention over the outbreaks in China (H7N9 avian influenza) and the Middle East with the new coronavirus, Bangladesh has been in a battle with a viral disease outbreak that is killing a whopping 87.5% of those infected this year. The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) in Dhaka has announced in their most recent update that 24 cases of Nipah virus infection have been reported in Bangladesh since the beginning of 2013, of which 21 cases have died.” Read Article

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