• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Zika Virus Outbreak in India’s Rajasthan as 22 Test Positive: Health Ministry

The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in the western state of Gujarat (APU GOMES/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Radhakrishna N S

Outbreaks of Zika virus disease have been reported in Jaipur, the capital city of India’s Rajasthan state, country’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. The present outbreak in Jaipur was detected through The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) surveillance system. Till date, a total of 22 positive laboratory-confirmed cases have been detected. A control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to undertake regular monitoring of the situation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a release on Monday (8). As directed by India’s health minister, JP Nadda, a seven-member high level…

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