India scrambles to control Zika outbreak

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Addressing a press conference here, she said: "To date, a total of 29 cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Jaipur".

It is the third such outbreak in India, with the first in the western city of Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in July 2017.

She said that the Rajasthan Medical, Health & Family Welfare Department is taking all required measures to check the growth of virus by making a micro plan, in line with the recommendations of the Union Health Ministry.

"The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research), National Centre for Disease Control and DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services) are monitoring the situation continuously". According to local media reports, one man tested positive for the virus.

Zika was first identified in 1947.

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Veenu said residents of Shatri Nagar area store water in containers for a long period that result in mosquito breeding. 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.

Zika virus disease is an emerging disease now being reported by 86 countries worldwide.

According to officials, the first case was reported on September 23, following which tests established traces of the virus in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on September 26.

The chief secretary directed officers to ease the panic among the people about zika as it is not fatal except in pregnant women in their first trimester. There is no vaccine to prevent Zika.

Conjunctivitis, fever, body ache and pain in joints are its symptoms. These include microcephaly, where babies are born with abnormally small heads and restricted brain development. But cases of transmission via sex or blood transfusion have also been reported. The World Health Organization announced in November 2016 that the Zika virus is no longer a public health emergency of global concern, but India's Health Ministry continues to monitor it. Both these outbreaks were successfully contained through intensive surveillance and vector management, the ministry said.

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