Zika menace in Rajasthan, more affected emerge

In these terms, the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 109 in Rajasthan

The Zika menace just does not appear to be dying down.

In these terms, the number of people infected with Zika virus rose to 109 in Rajasthan.

According to a spokesperson of the state medical and health department, the nine new cases confirmed were from Jaipur.

But it has also been informed that 91 Zika virus infected patients are healthy now after treatment.

It was informed that the department is making all efforts to contain mosquito larvae in the affected area.

Most of the cases have been reported from densely populated Shastri Nagar locality of the state capital.

The first positive case of Zika virus in Jaipur was reported on 21 September which alerted the authorities both at the state and the centre.

In view of the rising cases, the Centre on Wednesday rushed an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) team to the state to intensify vector control measures.

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