2 from Kerala visit hamlet, develop monkey fever

Two people from Kerala, who visited Thimmanahosahalli hamlet in H D Kote taluk recently, have been confirmed of suffering from monkey fever (Kyasanur Forest Disease - KFD).

Kerala Health Department officials have confirmed that Suresh, 42, of Atthatukunu Colony in Aranapara
near Mananthavady and Sureshaiah, 45, of Donikadavu Colony, near Bavali, had visited Thimmanahosahalli hamlet. They both developed fever and returned to their village for treatment, two days ago.

While Suresh is undergoing treatment at Mananthavady, Sureshaiah is being treated at a hospital in Kozhikode.

Mysuru District Health Officer Dr B Basavaraju told DH that Kerala Health Department officials have confirmed the monkey fever. The patients are responding to the treatment and are out danger, according to the authorities, he said.

The Health Department officials had visited the hamlet and conducted a health checkup of the residents. No resident is affected by the virus, the DHO confirmed.

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