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Eight new Zika cases in Rajasthan, total now 117

Eight new cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, and the total number of infected persons amounted…

Eight new cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday, and the total number of infected persons amounted to 117, a spokesman from the Rajasthan Health Department said.

Of a total of 117 patients, 98 recovered after treatment said.

The State Health Department also formed a five member committee on Saturday to investigate, investigate and track Zika virus disease in pregnant patients. The committee will present the report to the Director’s Public Health from time to time, an order as stated.

Most cases reported are from the Shastri Nagar area where dew and other anti-larvae activities are performed to prevent the spread of the virus.

The virus, transmitted through the aedesgypti mosquito, causes fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain. It is harmful to pregnant women, as it can lead to microcephaly, a condition where a child’s head is significantly less in newborns.

First Outbreak

In India, the first outbreak was reported in Ahmedabad in January 201

7 and others in the Tamil Nadus Krishnagiri district in July that year. Both of these outbreaks were successfully held through intensive monitoring and vector management.

The disease is under the supervision of the EU Health Ministry, but it is no longer a public health concern of international concern according to the WHO notification by 18 November 2016.

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