First Zika Virus Case Reported in Maharashtra

  • | Monday | 2nd August, 2021

Zika Virus cases were reported in Maharashtra`s Pune. 

Maharashtra after Kerala becomes the second state reporting cases of the Zika virus in Pune`s Belsar village. 

 A 50-year-old woman from Pune’s Purandar tehsil tested positive for the infection on Friday. The woman has also tested positive for Chickungunya.

A team from public health department officials visited the Belsar village to carry out an inspection. “The zika patient in Belsar village has completely recovered and she has no symptoms now. State rapid response team also carried out an inspection in the village and conducted a meeting with the local authorities and health staff to inform them about the guidelines,” said Dr Pradip Awate, state surveillance officer.

To be known, the zika virus infection can strike due to the zika virus (ZIKV), which is a mosquito-borne human flavivirus. 


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