Twelve patients of the dreaded Monkey Fever or KFD disease have been found in Sattari over the last two months.

 

In November 1 patient was found positive while 11  were tested positive in December informed Dr. Gajanan Naik, Health Officer at Valpoi Community Health Center. The officer also informed that 1000 of the 5000 vaccines received by the health center this season have been utilized.

 

350 people of Velgum village were vaccinated during the last vaccination drive, the officer informed . Next vaccination drive  is scheduled at Kunthal village, Sattari. Dr Naik has appealed to people of Sattari to get vaccinated to protect themselves from the disease.