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VACCINATION AGAINST KFD AVAILABE: DHS
                                                                                                             Panaji: April 20, 2018                                               
                                                                                  Chaitra 30, 1940


            The Directorate of Health Services has appealed the public to take precautions against Kyasanur Forest  Disease (KFD).  Vaccination facilities against KFD are available at CHC Valpoi, PHC Sankhalim, PHC  Dharbandora, PHC Cansarvarnem, PHC Betki and PHC Marcaim. Two doses at an interval of one month, Age group 6 – 14 years - half dose 15 – 65 years – full dose.  Booster dose is administered after 6-9 months & every yearly as informed by the Directorate of HealthServices.
            Kyasanur Forest Disease is caused by Kyasanur Forest Disease virus (KFDV). It is reported in Karnataka,  Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra and Goa (Since 2015).

DI/NB/TSS/JA/SF/AN/2018/75

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