57 affected with Chikun Gunya in Kodagu district

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Madikeri, Karnataka, May 23(UNI) Fifty seven cases of Chikun Gunya was reported in Kodagu District even as District Health Department taking measures to prevent spread of the dreaded disease.

According to official sources, the blood samples have revealed the disease. However, for further detail test the blood samples were sent to Bangalore Victoria Hospital.

Of the 57 cases, 32 were reported from Sampaje village in Kodagu-Dakshina Kannada border area, Chembu, Peraje, Kudurepaya and Devarakolli villages near Samapje. 25 cases were reported from Ellukochi, Chethukaaya, Chamberi, Kandathkanam near Karike village, the border area of Kerala state. 25 cases are found in these villages.

The District Health and Family Welfare Department has taken steps to prevent further spread of the disease. Some Ayurvedic doctors are posted in these border areas as Chikun Gunya cant be cured by allopathic medicine. Three health assistants, nurses and mobile vehicles are provided to the affected areas. The necessary medicines are supplied to the areas. In Sampaje the KVJ Medical College has taken the responsibility of treatment. The supervision was done by the department.

The District Incharge Health Officer Dr Mahadevaiah and Inspector Dr Satish said that the disease has mainly spread from Sulya in Sampaje border and Panathur of Kerala in Karike border.

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