Karnataka has 54,059 aids victims, 3rd largest in country

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Mysore, July 24: There are atleast 54,059 aids victims in the state and of them 5,722 are in Mysore district, District Health Officer Dr Raju said on Thursday, July 24.

Speaking to newsmen here he said that Karnataka was in the third place in the country in the list of aids affected and the number of patients was increasing by the year. To prevent this epidemic, the government and various organisations are conducting programmes to create awareness among the high-risk people, he added.Out of the 5,722 in Mysore who are affected by the lethal disease the condition of 1436 was serious.

The drive to prevent the spread of the disease and create awareness among the public was being taken on a war footing, he said.

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