Mangaluru: A Karwar-based microbiologist, who self-reported suspicion of being infected with the virus has been tested negative.
The sample of the microbiologist, who works in Goa was sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune on Monday, September 13. The result is negative, informed sources.
Nipah virus is spread by the saliva of the fruit bats. It is a zoonotic illness that is transmitted to people from animals and can also be transmitted through contaminated food or directly from person to person, according to the World Health Organization.