Zika Virus in Rajasthan: Six more new cases of zika Virus have been reported in Jaipur district of Rajasthan on Sunday. With this, the total number of such cases has increased to 123. A government official has given this information. He told that out of 123 out of 123 patients have been cured after treatment. The State Health Department has formed a five-member committee on Sunday to investigate, test and detect the Zika virus in pregnant women patients in the first trimester. It has been stated in an order that the Committee will submit the report to the Public Health Director from time to time. Most of the cases have come out from Shastri Nagar where other activities are being carried out to stop the spread of the fogging and larvae to stop the virus from spreading.
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Recently, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda assured the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje of all kind support from the Center to stop the spreading of Zika virus in the state. He said that there is no shortage of medicines and testing kits and it will be provided to the state as per need. Nadda had called for adopting other measures, including fumigation, to control the vector in the state.
Union Health and Family Welfare Minister JP Nadda urged people not to panic and help with the health officials to control the reproduction of larvae. According to the ministry, 330 teams are already deployed in the affected ward of Shastri Nagar in Jaipur and about 434,515 people have been kept under surveillance.
Giving information, the Health Minister said that the department has done surveys of more than one lakh houses in the area of Zika-affected Shastri Nagar, Vidyadhar Nagar, and Sindhi camps. Dengue larvae have been destroyed in almost thousands of homes.
In the state, 22 pregnant women were affected by Zika Virus, which are now out of danger. The health minister has instructed not to panic to this virus. He said that in addition to schools, in 15 colleges, a campaign has been launched to explain the prevention measures of Zika Virus.
How Zika Virus spreads?
This virus spreads through the Aedes Egyptian mosquitoes, which causes fever, skin rashes, problems in the eye, pain in the body and joints. It is too harmful to the pregnant woman. The disease first emerged in India in January 2017. And in July of that year, the second case was reported in the Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu.
Through severe monitoring and mosquito management strategy, this disease was successfully overcome on both moments. The Central Health Ministry is monitoring this situation.
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