West Nile Virus: Kerala goes into vector control mode

Kerala has issued a statewide alert on the West Nile Virus after cases — and death — were reported from Thrissur, Malappuram, and Kozhikode.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 08, 2024 | 6:11 AMUpdatedMay 08, 2024 | 6:22 AM

A micrograph of the West Nile Virus, appearing in yellow.

The Kerala Health Department on Tuesday issued a statewide alert, urging heightened vigilance and action to contain the spread of the West Nile Virus (WNV). The state has reported seven WNV cases. The department mobilised resources and instructed the authorities concerned to intensify mosquito-control measures. The steps aim to minimise mosquito breeding grounds and spread awareness among people.

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