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Nipah alert in Bihar

Patna, May 26: The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions, an official said. “The government has issued an alert of Nipah virus (NiV) in view of its outbreak in Kerala that has claimed 10 lives and created panic,” said health department official R. D. Ranjan. An advisory has also been issued to people with the dos and don’ts as preventive measures, said Ranjan. “People have been advised to keep distance from bats and pigs. They have been asked not to consume fruits without washing them.” (IANS)