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Madhu Bangarappa holds meeting on KFD, suggests travel warnings to trekkers


School Education Minister Madhu Bangarappa directed officials to spread awareness about Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) and issue a travel advisory for trekkers visiting the Malenadu region.

The Minister held a meeting with officials of Shivamogga district administration on measures to stop the spread of KFD, a viral infection in the district.

The Minister found it necessary to impose restrictions on trekkers visiting Malnad areas. “It is better to avoid visiting places near the affected areas. The district administration should issue a travel advisory for trekkers,” he stated.

He instructed officers to set up a helpline to receive KFD-related calls by Monday (February 12) evening. A pamphlet suggesting measures to avoid the disease should be printed and distributed among the people. Highlighting that the delay in providing a higher level of medical care was the cause of the deaths among those affected in the KFD, the Minister told the officials to take necessary measures to provide the necessary care as soon as possible.

Apart from that, the Minister said that a state-level meeting under the chairmanship of the Health Minister would be held soon in Bengaluru.

Former minister Araga Jnanendra, Gurudatta Hegde, DC, Zilla Panchayat CEO Snehal Sudhakar Lokahnde, GK Mithun Kumar, SP, Rajesh Suragihalli, DHO and others were present in the meeting.

One more case of the KFD

One more person was found infected with KFD in Shivamogga on Friday, February 9. With this, the total number of cases reported in the district since January 1 has risen to 25. Among them, 20 have recovered and one person has died. Four patients are under treatment.

So far there are 18 active cases throughout the State. Of them, nine are in Uttara Kannada, two in Chikkamagaluru and four in Shivamogga. Since January 1, two people have died from KFD.

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