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Health Ministry takes stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus

A section of the media has reported that a seven year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease, mostly reported in the continental United States. Health Ministry is closely monitoring the situation and has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management.

A section of the media has reported that a seven year old boy from Malappuram District of Kerala is suffering from a West Nile Virus (WNV), a mosquito-borne disease, mostly reported in the continental United States. Health Ministry is closely monitoring the situation and has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management.

The Health Ministry has dispatched a multi-disciplinary Central team from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The team will support the State Health Authorities in managing the disease.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has also been alerted and a close watch is being maintained at Central and State level. There are no reports available so far for spread of this virus in other parts of the country.

Source : PIB

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