Zika Virus: first time in India, Three cases, WHO also confirmed
Gujarat: For the first time three cases have emerged in the country of Zika virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed all three cases in Ahmedabad, in which a pregnant woman had conducted an test in January. All the cases are being reported from Bapunagar area of the city.
According to the WHO site, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the country has found three cases of Zika virus in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Zika Virus cases have been confirmed through the RT-PCR test at BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad. Prior to this, it was confirmed in the RT-PCR test in Pune's National Institute of Virology Lab in January.
As per the report of the Indian Express, when asked about this at the Ahmedabad municipal corporation, Entomologist Dr. Vijay Kohli, she told that she had also read the report a few hours ago and she is not aware of it right now. I can only say that we have to ensure monitoring and work to remove mosquitoes from the root.
Dr. Deepak B Saxena, Additional Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIIPF) in Gandhinagar said that we have to remain more careful now. Zika and dengue are spread through this virus. Zika can easily spread in such a way. There is a threat surrounding us. In such a situation, we need a system to monitor it.
The site of the organization WHO also states that a task force has been constituted under the chairmanship of Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, to deal with Zika Virus. He will also be secretary of the department of biotechnology and secretary of health research department. This will keep an eye on the growing issues of Zika. When the state health minister Shankar Chaudhary and health officer tried to summon him, no reply was found.