The Nipah virus has killed at least 10 people in the Indian state of Kerala. A rare, brain-damaging virus has killed at least 10 people in southern India, where medical crews are scrambling to manage the spread of the deadly disease and to minimize panic.Health officials said Tuesday that 10 people who were exposed to the Nipah virus and showed symptoms have died. Two others have tested positive for Nipah and are considered critically ill, and more than three dozen people have been put into quarantine since the outbreak began in the Indian state of Kerala, according to BBC News.This is a new situation for us; we have no prior experience in dealing with the Nipah virus, said K.K. Shailaja, health minister of the state, according to Reuters. We are hopeful we can put a stop to the outbreak.

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