Monkey fever spurs migration from village

  • | Tuesday | 12th March, 2019

Nearly 25 families moved out of the village. SHIVAMOGGA : The spread of Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also called monkey fever, forced several residents of Aralagod panchayat to migrate to nearby places in the past few days. At least 25 families moved out as many young people died due to the fever.The outbreak was first reported in Aralagod in November second week and nearly 200 residents tested positive for monkey fever.Panchayat member KS Chandrakanth said, "Hundreds have tested positive for the fever. The families are leaving their cattle at shelters in Siddapura, nearly 50km away. "Deputy commissioner KA Dayananda told TOI that chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar has sought details on the crisis and instructed to continue with the interventions till the end of summer.

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