Monkey fever increased concern
The increasing cases of monkey fever have increased the concern of many states. The maximum number of cases are being reported in Karnataka including Goa and Maharashtra. So far, more than 64 cases have been reported in Karnataka alone. This year, there has also been news of two people losing their lives due to this fever. After these two deaths, the administration has also become alert and is making every possible preparation to deal with this virus because till now there is no specific treatment for this disease.
What are experts saying
Senior Physician of Delhi Dr. Ajay Kumar It is said that cases of monkey fever are increasing in many states of the country. This disease is caused by the bite of insects living on the bodies of monkeys. These insects can also infect humans. Till date no medicine or vaccine has been made for monkey fever. The patient is treated only on the basis of symptoms. Doctors say that monkey fever is caused by both viruses and bacteria. There are many types of strains for which vaccines have not been made. The cases of this disease are also less.
Symptoms of Monkey Fever
If we talk about fever caused by this virus, symptoms like high fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, vomiting and diarrhea and bleeding gums are seen. In such a situation, it can be avoided by taking special precautions.
What is the health department saying?
The health department says the first death due to monkey fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest Disease, was reported on January 8 in Hosanagar in Shivamogga district. In which an 18 year old girl lost her life due to this virus. The second death was of a 79-year-old man in Manipal in Udupi district. The cases of this disease are increasing continuously due to which the administration and health department are very worried and important meetings are being held to stop it.
How does monkey fever spread?
This is a viral disease, which is caused by Kyasanur Forest Disease Virus. This disease occurs due to spread of infection from animals to humans. This disease mostly spreads in those areas where the population of monkeys is high. This disease was first reported in 1957 in the dense forests of Karnataka. It occurs in humans due to the bite of ticks found in the bodies of monkeys.
how to protect
According to medical reports, there is no specific treatment for monkey fever. Prevention is the only way. To prevent infection with this disease, vaccines are administered by the health department in the affected areas. To avoid this, keep drinking more water and take special care of cleanliness.
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