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Deaths of monkeys —the sentinel carrier of the ticks which spread KFD — are used as event-based surveillance to indicate which areas need the highest amount of observation and preventive measures.(AFP/ Representative Image)

Monkey fever: Maharashtra reports 2 deaths, 26 infected in Sindhudurg

By Sadaguru Pandit | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 02:28 PM IST
Monkey Fever has killed two people in Maharashtra in the first two months of 2019 – a major cause for concern for the state health machinery. The viral infection, a tick-borne haemorrhagic fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KDF), is said to have spread from Karnataka where it has claimed over 14 lives since January 1.
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