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    Posted: January 20 2019 at 11:27pm
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Monkey Fever Scare Grips Bengaluru, Other Parts Of Karnataka After 7 Suspected Deaths Due To Infection

Bobins Abraham Updated: Jan 20, 2019, 13:20 PM IST

State capital Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka has been put on alert after the outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as ‘monkey fever’ claimed seven lives in Shivamogga.

According to local media, till now there have been no reports of infections from Bengaluru, but the disease has been confirmed in Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Chikmagalur where over a 50 people are said to have contracted the deadly disease.

It is feared that the infection could soon reach Bengaluru, which has a large monkey population, frequenting in residential areas.

KFD aka monkey fever is spread from parasite tick living on monkies.

“Humans can get infected by contact with a sick or recently infected monkey or by a tick bite. The ticks act as vectors after the blood meals (dry, inert powder made from blood) from infected animals. Person to person transmission has not been reported. Domestic animals such as goats, cows may become infected with KFD but play a limited role in the transmission of infection,” Dr Pratik Patil, Consultant, Infectious Diseases at Fortis Hospital told Deccan Chronicle.

https://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/monkey-fever-scare-grips-bengaluru-other-parts-of-karnataka-after-7-suspected-deaths-due-to-infection-360731.html
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Karnataka: Monkey fever scare grips Bengaluru, other parts

Bengaluru, Jan 23: Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka has been put on alert after the outbreak of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as 'monkey fever' claimed seven lives in Shivamogga.

According to media reports, till now there have been no reports of infections from Bengaluru, but the disease has been confirmed in Shivamogga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Chikmagalur where over a 50 people are said to have contracted the deadly disease.

Meanwhile, with six deaths in Karnataka during January due to the tick-borne infection Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), the neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Goa have taken precautionary steps to prevent the spread of the disease in their states.

The virus responsible for causing monkey fever is a member of the flavivirus genus. It is transmitted to humans via infected ticks and has been largely associated with the death of monkeys in the wild.

Should a person come in contact with a sick, recently infected, or even dead infected monkey, they run the risk of contracting the infection.

Can Kyasanur forest disease be prevented?
A vaccine does exist for KFD and is used in endemic areas - of a disease or condition occurs regularly in a particular area. Additional preventative measures include using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing in areas particularly where ticks are endemic, and avoiding contact with dead monkeys

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