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Fruits from Kerala banned

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People wearing masks are seen at a hospital in Kozhikode in the southern state of Kerala, India May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

DUBAI/MUMBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died from an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday. Moves are in place to prevent the entry of any fresh produce from Kerala. The ministry suspects that fruit bats are the source of the virus. It said it was banning fresh produce, including mangoes, dates and bananas – the bats’ preferred fruits.

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