Outbreak

The fight against Nipah virus represented a crucial test of Kerala’s substantial public healthcare system in a country that often neglects even basic hospital hygiene. Moreover, it also meant the state had an opportunity to lead the global response in fighting the outbreak.

How Kerala stopped Nipah in its tracks

10 min read . 25 Jun 2019
A female Aedes aegypti mosquito. The global spread of the vector, facilitated by trade, has been accompanied by deadly outbreaks and epidemics. Photo: Reuters<br />

One mosquito against the world

4 min read . 27 Jun 2016