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Monkey fever wreaks havoc in Karnataka, one woman died, know its symptoms – India TV Hindi

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Monkey fever continues to wreak havoc in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. Due to this, a woman died on Thursday. A 65-year-old woman died of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also known as Monkey Fever. This is the first death due to monkey fever in the district. Health officials are concerned about this, because effective vaccination is not yet available.

Monkey fever cases in Karnataka

The condition of the woman, resident of Ziddi village near Siddapur town, became critical on Wednesday. State Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao recently held a high-level meeting with MLAs and officials from three districts where the situation has become worrying due to the outbreak of the disease. There are 103 active cases of monkey fever in Karnataka. Two deaths have been reported so far, one each in Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga districts.

What are the symptoms of monkey fever?

The Karnataka government has held talks with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for effective vaccination and officials are hopeful of vaccination soon. Awareness programs are also being run in the areas where the disease has been detected. Monkey fever is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic disease that can be fatal to humans and other primates. Symptoms of KFD begin suddenly with chills, fever, and headache. Severe muscle pain accompanied by vomiting, gastrointestinal symptoms and bleeding problems may occur three to four days after the initial symptoms. (With IANS inputs)

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