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Nipah virus claims another life in Kozhikode, toll rises to 14

KOZHIKODE May 31:  Another person died of Nipah virus in Kerala's Kozhikode taking the death toll to 14.
Madhusudhanan, 55, of Nellikode in Kozhikode district died tonight, according to health department sources.
He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital, they said, adding that Madhusudhanan had tested positive of the virus.
The number of confirmed Nipah virus cases has risen to 17 with the National Institute of Virology, Pune, finding its presence in the blood sample of a 28-year-old person from Karassery, the sources said.