Bangladesh Reports Two Fatal Nipah Virus Cases

A media outlet in Bangladesh has reported that two men have died from Nipah virus infections, and local officials said both had consumed raw date juice—a known risk factor for contracting the disease—before they became ill. The cases are the country’s first of the year.

Frontline health care workers concerned about Nipah Virus can read this guide from the National Emerging Special Pathogen Training and Education Center (NETEC) for more information.