Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Maharashtra sends zika alert to civic bodies


PUNE: The state health department has issued an advisory to all municipal corporations and private physicians through the Indian Medical Association (IMA) alerting them about the signs and symptoms of Zika virus infection. It has particularly asked them to remain alert about pregnant women presenting with high fever.

The notice was sent soon after the WHO issued a statement on Saturday stating the Union health ministry had informed them of three confirmed Zika infections in Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, during routine surveillance.

The cases were found between February 2016 and January this year. The WHO, however, was informed only on May 15, while the local health authorities of Ahmedabad were never officially told about the confirmed cases.


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