Nipah Virus Outbreak: Karnataka on High Alert

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Karnataka health department on Wednesday has put eight districts on high alert after, after a fresh case of the Nipah virus was confirmed in central Ernakulam district in Kerala on Tuesday.

The eight districts identified by the health department are Chamrajanagar, Mysuru, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikkamagaluru.

The health department has stated these districts as vulnerable and has alerted the district administration and hospitals to submit a compulsory report on the daily outbreak regarding Nipah virus.

According to a circular issued by the Directorate of health and family welfare services says that an inter-departmental coordination committee meeting should be convened immediately including veterinary departments in all the eight districts.

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