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Centre Sends Team To Kerala After Boy Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

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A seven-year-old boy in Kerala’s Malappuram district has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) disease, which spreads from birds to humans with the bite of an infected Culex mosquito.

The symptoms include cold, fever, bodyache, fatigue and nausea, with complications leading to meningitis and death.

A two-member team of experts from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Delhi joined counterparts in Malappuram on Thursday to support regional and state health authorities to manage the disease.