The Dakshina Kannada district administration in Karnataka has issued an alert in response to the confirmation of Nipah virus cases in the neighboring state of Kerala. The health department has taken proactive measures by instructing the police to establish checkposts at the border entry points to inspect goods vehicles entering the district. Specifically, the police have been directed to scrutinize fruit shipments entering Karnataka from Kerala. Dr. Sudarshan, the district health officer, has urged all eight medical colleges in Mangaluru to closely monitor patients who present with suspected cases of brain fever.
Dr. Sudarshan addressed reporters in Mangaluru on Wednesday, emphasizing the need for prompt action. Directives have been issued to taluk hospitals and primary health centers across the district, urging them to conduct fever surveys promptly. In preparation for potential cases, isolation wards have been established at key healthcare facilities, including the district’s Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru. Additionally, private hospitals have been alerted and requested to report any suspected cases of Nipah virus or brain fever.
While Dakshina Kannada has not reported any Nipah cases thus far, authorities are taking all necessary precautions following the confirmation of the disease outbreak in neighboring Kerala. It is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents in the region.
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The Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka is on high alert due to confirmed Nipah virus cases in neighboring Kerala.
The health department has instructed the police to establish checkposts at border points to inspect incoming goods vehicles.
Fruit shipments from Kerala to Karnataka are being closely monitored by the police.
Dr. Sudarshan has urged medical colleges in Mangaluru to monitor patients with suspected brain fever cases.
Taluk hospitals and primary health centers in the district have been directed to conduct fever surveys promptly.
Isolation wards have been prepared at key healthcare facilities, including Wenlock Hospital in Mangaluru.
Private hospitals have been asked to report any suspected cases of Nipah or brain fever.
Precautionary measures are in place despite no reported Nipah cases in Dakshina Kannada as of now.
|Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka||High Alert|
|Kerala (Neighboring State)||Nipah Outbreak Confirmed|
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