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After Kerala, Nipah Virus Scare Spreads to Karnataka; Alert Sounded in 8 Districts
eMediNexus,  07 June 2019
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Bengaluru: Days after a 23-year-old student was diagnosed with Nipah virus in Kerala, the Karnataka government has sounded alert in eight districts, including those on the borders of the neighboring state.

Following the Nipah outbreak report, the Health Department in Karnataka issued a circular asking administration in Chamarajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru districts to immediately convene inter-departmental coordination committee meetings, including veterinary department, Indian Medical Association and Indian Academy of Pediatrics.

Authorities in these eight districts have been directed to identify two isolation beds to quarantine suspected human cases and have been asked to keep all the logistics available at all levels. (News 18 – PTI, June 6, 2019)

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