India health officials have confirmed a Nipah virus case in Kerala state, almost exactly a year after an outbreak sickened 18 and killed 17 in 2018.

Reports note that the 23-year-old college student is the patient and some 80 contacts are under surveillance.

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced that a Central Team with six officers has been deployed to perform an epidemiological investigation protocol, contact tracing for early detection of suspects, testing protocols for suspects and review of isolation facilities.

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