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Nurse who succumbed to Nipah infection writes emotional letter on deathbed

Twenty-eight-year-old Lini, who was infected with Nipah virus while treating patients at Perambra Taluk Hospital in Kozhikode, had written a letter to her husband before succumbing to her illness. The letter has gone viral on social media.

She is survived by her husband and two sons.

In the letter, she says, “Sajeshetta, am almost on the way. I don’t think I can see you. Sorry. Please take care of our children and take them to Gulf (sic).”

Nusrse Lini’s letter to her husband.

On Tuesday, the death toll due to Nipah infection rose to 10. Symptoms of Nipah virus infection include fever, head ache, fainting and nausea. Persons with the infection can possibly go into coma a couple of days into fighting the infection.  There is no vaccine for either humans or animals. The primary treatment for human cases is intensive supportive care, according to World Heath Organization (WHO).

Here’s a detailed look at the symptoms, cure and transmission of the Nipah virus infection.

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