The directorate of health services in Goa on Thursday informed media that, the cases of the KDF virus outbreak in UNESCO protected Western Ghats, would increase at the forthcoming summer season. Speaking to media persons, State epidemiologist, Dr Utkarsh Betodkar, said that people living in the wildlife area across Sattari and Dharbandora should take at preventive measures and remain away from monkey-ticks while moving through forests. He also maintained that, vaccines for Monkey fever were available for public at free cost in public health centers.
Betodkar further informed that the directorate of health services in Goa has registered 69 cases of H1N1 and one death since January 2019 and it expects to see sporadic cases till monsoon sets in. He said that the DHS tested 180 samples for H1N1, of which 69 have been tested positive for flu.