The Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) has found presence of Nipah virus in one of the five family members who died in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon early February.

“Samples of one of the deceased were collected, and investigators detected presence of Nipah virus there,” said IEDCR Director Meerjady Sabrina Flora in a statement yesterday.

IEDCR formed two committees, which conducted investigations at Baliadangi Upazila Health Complex, Thakurgaon Sadar Hospital, Rangpur Medical College Hospital and various places of Baliadangi upazila between February 25 and March 1.

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