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Centre sends team to Kerala after 7-year-old tests positive for West Nile virus

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A central team has been sent to Kerala, where a seven-year-old boy has reportedly tested positive for vector-borne virus, to review the situation and also help the district administration in its prevention and management.

The virus is transmitted to humans through a mosquito bite and is mostly reported in Affected people complain of fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, occasionally skin rash and swollen lymph glands.

The boy from district is undergoing treatment at the

A statement said the Centre is closely monitoring the situation and J P Nadda has directed for all support to be extended to for prevention and management of the disease.

Preeti Sudan spoke to in and took stock of public health measures for controlling the spread of the virus, the statement said.

The has dispatched a four-member multi-disciplinary central team from for Disease Control. The team will support the state health authorities in managing the disease.

The has also been alerted and a close watch is being maintained at the central and state levels, the statement said.

"There are no reports available so far about the spread of this virus in other parts of the country," it said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 16:05 IST