It has been reported that nearly 30 people are suspected to be suffering from ‘monkey fever’ in Panja village in Sullia.
On hearing that a monkey was found dead, a team from Primary Health Centre in Panja visited the place at Yennemajalu, to find that another monkey was also dead.
The locals reported that about five monkeys were found dead in the recent days.
Doctors, on visiting the village, found about 16 people suffering from the disease, out of which the condition of six was said to be critical.
The public have been advised to get themselves checked up if they are infected, and also not to go into the forests.