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Eight new Zika Falls in Rajasthan, now 117 in total



Eight new cases of Zika virus were discovered Saturday in Jaipur, with the total number of people infected rising to 117, a spokesperson for the Rajasthan Ministry of Health said.

Out of a total of 117 patients, 98 recovered after treatment

The State Department of Health also formed a five-member committee on Saturday to study, investigate and track Zika virus disease in pregnant patients. The committee will present the report to the director of public health from time to time, it said in a decision.

Most of the cases reported are from the Shastri Nagar area, where fog and other anti-larval activities are carried out Preventing the spread of the virus

The virus transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, causes fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain. It is harmful to pregnant women because it can lead to microcephaly, a condition in which a baby's head is significantly smaller in newborns.

First Outbreak

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

7 2nd in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district in July of the same year. Both outbreaks were successfully contained by intensive monitoring and vector management.

The disease is being monitored by the Union Health Ministry, although it is no longer under the WHO notification since 18 November 2016.


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