By Muslim Mirror Desk,
Kerala: The causalities due to deadly Nipah virus in Kerala continue to surge as two more persons succumbed, taking the death toll to 16 even as another person was tested positive in Kozhikode according to health officials.
Two persons Madusudhanan (56) and Akihil Karasserry (28) died in Kozhikode Medical College Hospital on Wednesday night.
Initially, both showed some symptoms of recovery, but later their condition deteriorated, the officials said, adding that both might have contracted the infection from the hospital.
Another person admitted in the hospital was also tested positive, raising fresh concerns about the viral outbreak.
State health director, Dr R L Saritha said the state is yet to get any information about the death of an army man suspected to have died of Nipah infection in Kolkata.
While the state is trying hard to contain the outbreak, the arrival of south-west monsoon has brought more worries.
The health department has decided to widen the list of those under observation. Since most of them have been confined to their homes, the government has decided to give them free ration and sustenance allowance.