Zika virus in India case

With 36 instances of Zika virus infection, Kanpur has become a hotspot.

Zika virus in India cases: With 36 instances of Zika virus infection, Kanpur has become a hotspot. With 25 additional persons testing positive for Zika in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, the city has now established itself as a Zika hotspot.

Throughout total, 36 instances have been reported in the city.

“The status of all 25 patients is stable, and there is no reason to worry,” Kanpur District Magistrate Vishal G Iyer said during an emergency meeting with health authorities on Wednesday evening. All of the new patients have been placed in home isolation, and special teams have been formed to keep track of their progress.

“From home isolation, one patient from the earlier incidents has been transferred to Kanshi Ram Trauma Centre.”
The newest Zika virus infections have been reported from a civilian and an army facility in Kanpur’s Chakeri neighbourhood.

An alarm has been issued for a 30-kilometer radius, and a large vector control drive has been begun.

According to the District Magistrate, “I personally urge all homeowners to make sure there is no standing water in their yard or on their property. The fogging exercise is in full flow, as is sample collecting. In order to combat this, we must all work together.”

The first Zika virus case was announced on October 23 at Pardewanpurwa, Chakeri, when a 57-year-old Indian Air Force officer tested positive.

He was then admitted to an Air Force hospital, where physicians stated that his condition was stable.

These are the most common symptoms that patients have reported, and they generally last 2-7 days —

  • Fever can range from mild to severe.
  • Rashes
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Pain in the muscles and joints
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Vomiting and nausea

How can you know if you have the Zika virus?

If you have any of the symptoms, have a blood test or a test of other bodily fluids like urine or sperm.

How does the Zika virus spread?

The Zika virus is spread mostly by the bite of Aedes mosquitos, which sting throughout the day. It can also be passed from mother to foetus, through unprotected sexual contact with an infected person, through blood and blood products transfusions, and through organ transplantation.

How can you safeguard yourself against this virus?

  • Wearing light-colored clothing that covers your entire body is the most effective technique to protect yourself.
  • To keep flies and mosquitoes out, keep your windows and doors closed.
  • Apply mosquito repellent to your skin or clothes that includes DEET, IR3535, or icaridin, as specified by WHO on the product label.
  • To protect themselves from infected mosquitoes, young children and pregnant women should sleep under mosquito nets.
  • Avoid collecting or storing water because mosquitoes thrive in such environments.
  • Travelers to these contaminated locations should take the necessary measures.