Zika virus spreading rapidly in UP

UP, 18/11: Amidst the havoc of dengue, now the havoc of Zika virus is becoming a new problem for the health department. After the confirmation of Zika virus in an airman in Kanpur a month ago, the infection has now spread to four districts. The infection has been confirmed in 133 people in the most affected Kanpur, while the number of patients has now increased to five after two more new infected were found in the capital Lucknow on Wednesday. Apart from this, one patient each has also been found in Kannauj and Unnao. After which the number of Zika infected patients in UP has increased to 140.



On Wednesday, Zika virus infection was confirmed in one patient each in Alambagh and LDA Colony of Lucknow. Dengue-like symptoms were showing in both the patients, but the test was found to be Zika positive. After which the Health Department has declared the area as a Containment Zone and has taken samples for examination of other family members who came in contact. Along with this, anti-larva fogging and contact tracing are also being done in the area.


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