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Research emerges on Zika virus in pregnancy, and early signs of autism

as declared in Only one case of Zika virus has been detected in in January and a detailed surveillance thereafter has not shown any other positive cases, the said today.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, said Zika is an emerging viral disease transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito and it is widely prevalent in”So far, only one case of laboratory positive Zika virus disease has been detected in Ahmadabad, as part of routine laboratory surveillance in January, 2017,” she said.
“Guidelines for integrated vector management for control of Aedes mosquito has been issued,” Patel said.She maintained that all international airports and sea ports have displayed signages to provide information about Zika, while 23 laboratories have been identified and strengthened to test it.
“Required containment measures were taken up as part of protocol and intensified detailed surveillance both in humans and mosquitoes in and around and did not show any further positive cases,” the minister said.She said the has taken adequate measures to prevent Zika virus disease outbreak and has been regularly reviewing the preventive measures.An action plan has been prepared to manage Zika and shared with all states while advisories have been issued to them to intensify vector control measures.

imageOne case of Zika virus detected in Ahmedabad

One case of Zika virus detected in Ahmadabad

as declared in MOREHEAD CITY — A county resident who traveled to the Caribbean in the fall tested positive for the Zika virus in October, becoming the county’s first reported case.
County Health Department communicable disease nurse Donna Faiella made the announcement Monday during the Consolidated Human Services Board meeting, held in the health department conference room.
The Zika virus can lead to birth defects in infants if a pregnant mother is infected with the virus through mosquito bites, sexual transmission and blood transfusions.
Ms. Faiella added that in addition to Zika virus, there had been one positive test of chikungunya, another mosquito-borne illness with similar symptoms and illness as Zika.
About 90 percent of those who have tested positive for Zika (in other states) had a rash,” she said.

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