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Reason for 2 deaths in Sattari-Goa is not only KFD

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Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) , detected in Goa in 2015, is also called monkey fever. The death of a monkey continues to create a stir in Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD) infested villages of Sattari taluka, Chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Wednesday that the death of two persons in Sattari taluka were not purely due to the Kyasanur forest disease (KFD).

KFD, detected in Goa in 2015, is also called monkey fever. The Health Minister as well as Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’Souza, confirmed that both the deceased had co-morbid conditions. One of the deceased had acute diabetes, and contracted the KFD infection. So it is difficult to conclusively say if KFD alone was the cause of death.
They would start vaccination as soon as stock is received however if the people are reluctant to come forward for the vaccinations they cannot help hence it is a difficult task.
Precautionary measures must be taken in the form of vaccines and injections. Goa State CM said at a function while speaking that it?s not advisable to create fear amongst people over monkey fever