Panaji: April 24, 2018 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).