Bandipur, Nepal: Humans exposed to Monkey fever outbreak reports experts

Posted on December 3, 2012 • Filed under: Asia, Travel News

Veterinary experts are suspecting an outbreak of the Kysasanur Forest Disease (KFD), popularly known as monkey fever, in Maddur range of the Bandipur Tiger Reserve bordering Mysore district. It is also reported to have affected humans. The tiger reserve authorities have reported deaths of eight bonnet macaques and two common langurs; and it has been transmitted to five workers of the forest department’s anti-poaching camp. The workers are undergoing treatment at Gundlupet government hospital and the condition of one of them is serious. Read article

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