Seems like a series of viral infections are taking a toll at country’s health scenario. While the novel Coronavirus still prevailed in Kerala, another South Indian state Karnataka is trembling with another virus which is spreading its wings with each passing day.
With the Karnataka authorities confirming another casualty due to the Monkey Fever also known as Kysanur Forest Disease (KFD), tensions ran high in the state. Health officials on Saturday stated that a 64-year-old resident of Siddapura, Uttara Kannada succumbed to the disease raising the toll to two. It is to the known knowledge that neighbouring Kerala recently tested nine people as positive in Wayanad which was speculated to spread from the nearby forest area. Viscera samples from the carcass of the monkey had also revealed the presence of the virus.
Meanwhile, the health authorities of Karnataka stated that the state officials have increased the surveillance and precautionary measures, especially in the forest areas. “We have enough stock of vaccinations. All those venturing into forest for collection of wood and herbs are being vaccinated,” said District Health Officer. On the other hand, local media has raised alarm with reports stating that almost 55 positive cases with speculations that the disease would gain momentum with rising temperatures.