Norovirus in Neighbouring Kerala District: Dakshina Kannada on High Alert

Norovirus in Neighbouring Kerala District: Dakshina Kannada on High Alert

Health officials in Dakshina Kannada district have been directed to intensify preventive measures, including super chlorination of drinking water sources and spread awareness about the disease. A nodal officer will be appointed in each of the border districts to monitor the situation. As treatment for this infection is non-specific, doctors should treat anyone who reports with symptoms symptomatically. Most importantly, officials should report any symptomatic person besides those arriving from Kerala, to the local authorities.
The State Joint Director (Communicable Diseases) has said people need to be vigilant about the contagious virus. He stated that apart from door-to-door monitoring, ASHAs, anganawadi workers and gram panchayat members should be roped in to ensure strict vigilance.
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