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Zika virus cases surface in Pink City

New Delhi, Oct 8 (UNI) Cases of Zika virus have been reported from the Pink City of Jaipur as till date
2 positive cases have been detected.
As directed by Union Health Minister J P Nadda, a seven-member high-level Central team was deputed to Jaipur immediately following detection of first case to assist the state government in control and containment measures.
Another high-level central team is already placed in Jaipur since October, 5, 2018 to further oversee and assist containment operations on the field, an official statement said here on Monday.
The situation is being reviewed at the level of Union Minister of Health and monitored on a daily basis by the Secretary, Health. A high level Joint Monitoring Group of Technical Experts headed by DGHS has met twice to monitor the preparedness and response measures.
A control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control to undertake regular monitoring of the situation.
All suspect cases in the defined area and mosquito samples from this area are being tested. Additional testing kits are provided to the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories.
Rajasthan government has been supplied with IEC material prepared to create awareness about Zika virus disease and its prevention strategies and all pregnant mothers in the area are being monitored through NHM.
Extensive surveillance and vector control measures are being taken up in the area as per protocol by the state government and the situation continues to be monitored regularly.
Zika virus disease is an emerging disease currently being reported by 86 countries worldwide. Symptoms are similar to other viral infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache.
In India, the first outbreak was reported in Ahmedabad in January/February 2017 and second outbreak in July, 2017 from Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu. Both these outbreaks were successfully contained through intensive surveillance and vector management.
The disease continues to be on disease surveillance radars of Union Health Ministry.
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