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Kerala: Health Ministry takes stock of public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has taken  steps to handle the situation after  a reported case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in  Malappuram district of Kerala.
 
Media reports said that a seven-year-old boy was suffering from WNV, a mosquito-borne disease, mostly  reported in continental United States.
 
"Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare is closely monitoring the situation and has spoken to the State Health Minister of Kerala in this regard. He has directed for all support to be extended to Kerala in its prevention and management," an official press release said.
 
Secretary (HFW) held a meeting with Additional Chief Secretary Rajeev Sadanandan, Kerala and reviewed the situation. The Health Ministry has dispatched a multi-disciplinary Central team from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The Central team includes Dr. Ruchi Jain, RHO Trivandrum, Dr Suneet Kaur, Assitant Director, NCDC, Dr E Rajendran, Entomologist, NCDC, Calicut and Dr Binoy Basu, EIS Officer, NCDC. The team will support the State Health Authorities in managing the disease, it said.
 
"The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has also been alerted and a close watch is being maintained at Central and State level.  There are no reports available so far for spread of this virus in other parts of the country," the release added.
 
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