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Many test positive for Zika virus, in Rajasthan

team from the ministry will visit Jaipur today to take stock of the situation

In a major health emergency for India, at least twenty-two people were tested positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan’s Jaipur.

It is now being said that the major scare led to the Prime Minister’s Office seeking a detailed report from the Union Health Ministry on the issue.

A team from the ministry will visit Jaipur today to take stock of the situation.

It is said that while the first person, a woman, was tested positive for Zika virus on September 24.

It was then that more samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing.
It has come to light that as many as seven people infected with Zika virus live in the same neighbourhood.

Meanwhile, Bihar also issued advisories to all its 38 districts as one of the affected in Jaipur,a student, is from Bihar.

A seven-member high-level central team is already in Jaipur to assist the state government in containing the spread.

Symptoms of Zika virus infection are similar to other viral infections such as dengue, and include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache.

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