First case of Zika virus in Maharashtra news: The state of Maharashtra has announced its first Zika virus infection. Chikungunya was also found in a 50-year-old lady from the Purandar region of Pune district.
According to a press release from the state health department, she has healed and neither she nor her family members are experiencing any symptoms at this time.
From the beginning of July, many instances of fever were recorded from Belsar village in Purandar tehsil, according to the health department. Three of the five samples sent to the National Institute Of Virology (NIV) in Pune for testing were positive for Chikungunya.
Between July 27 and July 29, an NIV team visited Belsar and Parinche villages and took blood samples from 41 individuals. Twenty-five of them tested positive for Chikungunya, three for Dengue, and one for Zika virus.
On Saturday, the state’s rapid response team came to the region and spoke with local people about the measures they must take. In addition, the village’s health department will undertake a door-to-door survey.
People should not be alarmed, according to the Pune district government. The instance was discovered thanks to the proactive efforts of the personnel on the ground, according to the report. The administration stated that it is working hard to stop the spread of the virus.
Previously, Zika virus was reported in Kerla state.
Only Kerala has previously recorded cases of Zika virus infection this year. There are presently 63 instances of the illness in the southern state.
Aedes mosquitos, which are also carriers of Dengue and Chikungunya, carry the virus.
Fever, body pains, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint discomfort, malaise, and headache are all frequent Zika virus symptoms. According to the World Health Organization, symptoms persist between 2 to 7 days, and the majority of persons who are infected do not show any signs or symptoms.