Nipah Outbreak at Joypurhat in January 2012

From 20 January 2012, two clusters of Nipah were identified in the Joypurhat Municipality area and Khetlal upazila of Joypurhat district. A joint team of IEDCR and ICDDR,B are working in the field now. Till date (23 rd January 2012), the team identified 3 cases from the municipal area and 2 cases from Khetlal. All 6 cases have died. Laboratory tests for Nipah were done in IEDCR. All four samples collected from suspected cases were positive for Nipah.