Hudhud times: 12-yr old boy death due to nipah virus infection, Hudhudtimes reports.

Hudhud times: Kozhikode | A 12-year-old boy died due to Nipah virus infection at a hospital in Kerala, state Health Minister Veena George said on Sunday.

The samples of the boy, which were sent to the Pune National Institute of Virology, confirmed the presence of Nipah virus.

The Central Government has rushed a team of the National Centre for Disease Control to the state, which will be reaching on Sunday.The team will provide technical support to the state. Nipah virus is spread by saliva of the fruit bats.