Zika virus found in mosquitoes, affects 32 in Jaipur

Zika virus is caused by the same mosquito which causes dengue chikungunya

Zika virus is caused by the same mosquito which causes dengue chikungunya

Rajasthan's health department said the people who have tested positive have been kept in an isolation ward at Jaipur's SMS Hospital. Around 170 teams of medical and health department are engaged in the combing operation in the area.

"I want to assure people of India that everything is under control and there is no need to panic", Nadda said.

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A seven-member high-level central team is in Jaipur to assist the state government and a control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control for monitoring of the situation, according to the health ministry.

Pregnant women in the area are being monitored by the National Health Mission, a body set up by the government to improve healthcare across the country.

"The Siwan resident, who studies in Jaipur, visited home between August 28 and September 12 to appear for an exam", a local media report said.

Meanwhile, the health officials in Bihar have issued advisories to all its 38 districts to keep a close watch on people showing symptoms similar to Zika virus infection.

Zika virus was first identified 70 years ago in the Zika forest of Uganda. Officials said both outbreaks were successfully contained through intensive surveillance and vector management.

Zika virus infection has been linked to severe birth defects in nearly 30 countries.

Zika virus disease ceases to be a public health emergency of global concern (PHEIC) according to WHO and can be handled as per existing protocol. There is no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children.

Dr P Ravindran, director of Emergency Medical Relief under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said in Jaipur that the present outbreak in the state surpasses the past two instances of Zika outbreaks in Ahmedabad and Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu.

The chief secretary directed officers to ease the panic among the people about zika as it is not fatal except in pregnant women in their first trimester. But cases of transmission via sex or blood transfusion have also been reported.

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