Zika virus

Zika virus
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The state capital Thiruvananthapuram has reported 61 such circumstances, Ernakulam two circumstances, and Kottayam and Kollam one case every.


Kerala has reported 65 Zika virus circumstances as on August 2, 2021, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya knowledgeable the Lok Sabha on Friday.

The state capital Thiruvananthapuram has reported 61 such circumstances, Ernakulam two circumstances, and Kottayam and Kollam one case every, he mentioned in a written reply.

Elaborating on the measures taken by the federal government, Mandaviya mentioned the Union Ministry of Health has ready and broadly disseminated Zika motion plan, detailing management and containment actions to be adopted within the occasion of an outbreak.

The ministry conducts vector surveys by way of regional workplaces of the Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in worldwide airports and their environment within the nation.

The minister additional famous that the Central Cross Checking Organisation (CCCO) of NVBDCP carries out entomological surveys within the assigned worldwide airports of the nation to take care of Aedes breeding free standing.

Advisories are issued to all states and UTs for intensification of vector management actions and availability of pesticides and functioning of fogging machine standing is monitored by way of month-to-month reviews from the state.

Surveillance for microcephaly in newborns is being undertaken below the Ministry of Health’s Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), he advised the House.

No rise in circumstances of microcephaly has been reported from Kerala to date, he mentioned.

Mandaviya additionally mentioned that central multi-disciplinary groups have been deployed to research and assist state well being departments in management and containment actions throughout all these outbreaks.

In the present outbreak in Kerala too, a multi-disciplinary central staff had visited Kerala from July 10 to 21, 2021 for aiding state well being division in management and containment measures, he mentioned within the written reply.

Zika virus illness is attributable to a virus transmitted primarily by chunk of Aedes mosquitoes. It is often a light illness manifesting as fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint ache, malaise or headache. Most individuals with Zika virus an infection don’t develop signs.

However, Zika virus an infection throughout being pregnant could cause infants to be born with microcephaly and different congenital malformations, referred to as congenital Zika syndrome, the reply acknowledged.

The illness was first reported in India in 2017, it added.

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