Nipah virus: In this Kerala village, trees bear no fruit, only bats

A five-member central team, led by Dr Mala Chhabra, microbiologist at Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital and comprising multi-disciplinary experts, arrived in the district on Thursday to take stock of the Nipah situation and to assist the state in management of the outbreak. It will visit Maruthonkara and Ayanchary panchayats, from where the cases were reported, on Friday.