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Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kerala

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In Kerala, a southern state in India, authorities are rushing to contain the deadly outbreak caused by what is known as the “Nipah virus” after two people died from the virus in just one day. Nipah is a zoonotic virus, initially transmitted from animals to humans, however, it can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly between people. September 14th, 2023 schools have been shut down and hundreds have been tested to prevent its spread, the virus has still been detected in multiple districts so Kerala’s chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan takes a stand to urge residents in those districts to keep caution and to follow the health department’s safety guidelines. “We should not be afraid, but face this situation with caution,” Vijayan states online. Having the state’s fourth outbreak since 2018, will they keep causing widespread panic? Or will they finally have this virus contained for the sake of their people?

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Hi, my name is Mia McKinnon and I'm an 11th grader at CSS. I decided to join journalism because I've always loved to read, write, and share the truth with others because I believe that people should know the full picture of everything, good or bad. I will do my best to provide that to the Conrad Howler. My pathway is Physical Therapy, and I enjoy reading about world issues and learning about how to solve them. I look forward to this year in journalism, it will give me and many others the joy and creativity to help people look through a different lens to see another side of the picture the world paints for us.

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