The tests on samples of dead monkeys and blood samples of suspected patients from the district at the National Institute of Virology, Pune have been negative for KFD, districthealth officer M Ramakrishna Rao told reporters here Wednesday.
Five suspected cases had been reported so far in the district.
Autopsy conducted on the dead monkeys also did not confirm that theydied of the disease.
The health department is keeping a close watch on the situation and continuing the tests and people in the district need not panic, he said.
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