Nipah virus in Bangladesh

12 March 2019

Article: 53/1004

The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) reports Nipah virus has caused five deaths in the northwestern Thakurgoan district of Rangpur Division, Bangladesh. People have been warned to avoid drinking raw palm sap, which may be contaminated by Nipah virus.

Further information and advice on Nipah virus and travel to Bangladesh is available to view on the Travax (for health professionals) and fitfortravel (for the general public) websites.