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  • Study on acute febrile illness expanding to 10 more States

    Varsity to expand study on acute febrile illness to 10 more States
    Updated: September 1, 2015 05:44 IST | Ganesh Prabhu

    The Manipal Centre for Virus Research, a constituent of Manipal University, is all set to expand its surveillance of acute febrile illness to 10 more States from Karnataka and Kerala. This is being facilitated by the support of the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention which has awarded a cooperative agreement grant to the varsity.

    According to a press release issued by the university here on Monday, those States are Goa, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Tripura, Odisha, Jharkhand, Guajarat, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Initially, the programme was launched in the two States in September 2013 with technical assistance from the organisationís global disease detection regional centre in India.
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    Through the project in Karnataka and Kerala, previously undiagnosed fever pathogens such as influenza, leptospirosis, scrub typhus, dengue, malaria, and Kyasanur Forest Disease have been identified. Early detection and diagnosis has allowed physicians to treat patients with the appropriate medication and or clinical management, providing early recovery.
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    http://m.thehindu.com/news/national/...cle7602295.ece

    The Manipal Centre for Virus Research & Prof. Arunkumar are both on twitter at @MCVRMU and @arunviro respectively. Its website is http://manipal.edu/dvr.html
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