The Kerala government is on high alert after two “unnatural deaths” occurred at a private hospital in Kozhikode. Health officials suspect that the Nipah virus could be behind the deaths. The state government is taking the situation seriously and has advised caution. The Health Ministry has also directed for an isolation facility to be set up. Nipah virus is typically transmitted from animals to humans and can cause a range of illnesses, including acute respiratory illness and fatal encephalitis. There is currently no treatment or vaccine available.