Rajasthan: 29 Zika virus positive cases

Rajasthan: 29 Zika virus positive cases

In this report, the United States Zika Virus Testing market is valued at USD XX million in 2018 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2018 and 2025.

In India, the first outbreak of Zika virus was reported in Ahmedabad (Gujarat) in 2017 and later on from Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu.

Rajasthan officials have said blood samples of 450 people, including 168 pregnant women, were taken for tests, and 29 of them tested positive for Zika virus during the recent outbreak.

It is to be mentioned that from September 22 to October 9, a total of 42,775 houses in eight wards of Shastri Nagar have been surveyed, in which larvae was found in more than 15,000 sites. According to local media reports, one man tested positive for the virus.

Zika virus was first identified 70 years ago in the Zika forest of Uganda. According to the government, it handled the both outbreaks successfully. Isolated, small-scale outbreaks have occurred in various parts of the world, including Africa, Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands, but no major complications had been linked to the virus until it arrived in Brazil, which has been reporting an extensive outbreak to the World Health Organization since March 2015, and soon spanned to Central and South America.

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Zika virus is the first virus known to be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito and through sex with an infected person. He said the disease is non-fatal and is mostly treated with paracetamols.

Zika virus disease ceases to be a public health emergency of worldwide concern (PHEIC) according to WHO and can be handled as per existing protocol. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika. Some patients may also experience muscle pain or headaches. These include microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and restricted brain development. Miscarriage can also occur.

Apart from DB Gupta and Veenu, animal husbandry additional chief secretary Khemraj Choudhary, national health mission chief Naveen Jain, medical education secretary Ashutosh Pednekar, SMS Medical College principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari and other officials were present at the meeting.

Indian health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda said government surveillance mechanism was "robust" and assured no case would go unreported.

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