Zika Virus Continues Rampage in Kanpur


New Delhi: During the dengue season, Kanpur in UP suffers from Zika Virus also as 10 more tested positive for Zika Infection. With this Kanpur’s total tally of infections inches towards the 100-mark. 89 people have tested positive including 17 children, The Administration is keeping a close eye on the epidemic.

Kanpur reported first the case of Zika on 23 October, when an Indian Air Force officer had tested positive, he was isolated in his home and provided medical aid.  
 One case was also reported from the neighboring Kannauj district. Whereas, 3 more air force officers tested positive for the virus. 

As of now, a total of 3,400 samples have been collected from the city and sent to the virology lab of KGMU in Lucknow and NIV in Pune for testing. UP CM Yogi Adityanath has formed a committee for the same. 

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus, with symptoms similar to dengue, The development authorities are keeping a constant check on destroying mosquitos’ hubs. To check the spread of the disease, health teams are deployed in affected areas and are using sanitization programs, including anti-larvae spraying and identifying fever patients. screening of seriously ill people and pregnant women is also being done.


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