Gradual increase in Nipah virus infections in Bangladesh

Nipah virus infection is responsible for the deaths of 10 people out of 12 infections from the capital Dhaka, Pabna, Natore, Rajbari, Jhenaidah, Naogaon, and Rajshahi. All those who died are reported to have consumed raw date palm juice. The raw juice is frequently contaminated by bats that carry the Nipah virus. Travellers should always avoid consumption of raw date palm juice.

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