First Case Of Zika Virus Reported In UP, Centre Rushes High-Level Team

First Case Of Zika Virus Reported In UP, Centre Rushes High-Level Team

The first case of Zika Virus was reported in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, after which the central government sent a multi-disciplinary team on Monday to take stock of the situation.

"Yesterday, one person infected with Zika virus, was found in Kanpur. He is an Indian Air Force personnel. We have formed teams as soon as we received the information. With the help of 10 teams, we started taking precautionary action in his residential area and the workplace," Dr Nepal Singh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kanpur told ANI.

"House to house survey, line listing, fogging, cleaning was undertaken with the help of municipality. 22 samples of his close contacts, who were symptomatic, were sent to King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow for testing," he added.

As per reports, the symptoms of the disease are mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or a headache.

It is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, which reportedly bit the infected person during the day.

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