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Suspected deaths of monkeys in Taluka: Bhatkal THO confirms all samples tested Negative for KFD

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Bhatkal 18 February 2019: (Bhatkallys News Bureau) Bhatkal THO, Murthyraj Bhat, on Monday, confirmed that all the collected samples have been tested Negative for the Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) and also assured that the Taluka Health Administration has taken all the measures to counter the virus.

Speaking to Bhatkallys.com over a phone call, on Sunday, Murthyraj informed that about five human samples and three dead monkey’s samples were collected for testing and were sent to Shivmoga for initial testing and then to Pune for further testing.

“Four of the five human samples have tested negative, while two of the three dead monkey’s samples have tested negative for KFD. We are waiting for one report each as we sent it very recently. We can expect those reports in next 5-7 days” Murthyraj told Bhatkallys.com

“I want to bring it into the notice of people that the Taluka administration has taken all the measures to counter the virus, and there is a very bleak chance of it spreading in the Taluka, unless it comes from other Talukas or districts. Even in such a scenario, we are ready to treat it” Murthyraj further added.

Cases of KFD have been found positive in monkeys and humans in several districts of the state including Shivmoga, recently, which has led to panic among residents.

(Bhatkallys News Bureau)

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