Doctor, three others test positive for Zika virus in Kerala

A fourth case of Zika virus was reported from Kerala on Tuesday taking the an infection depend within the state to 23, the well being division stated.

”A 16-year-old Thiruvananthapuram native woman was discovered contaminated with the virus after the pattern was examined on the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology right here,” state HealthMinister Veena George stated.

The others who examined constructive at this time included a physician of a non-public hospital right here.

A Coimbatore-based lab confirmed that the 38-year-old physician was contaminated with the virus after testing his samples, the minister stated.

Two others, together with a girl, examined constructive for the virus an infection within the southern state earlier within the day.

The affected individuals have been recognized as a 35-year-old man, hailing from close by Poonthura and a 41-year-old lady, native of Sashtamangalam right here, George stated.

The samples have been examined on the virology lab within the authorities medical faculty right here and on the Coimbatore-based laboratory, respectively.

The minister urged individuals to be vigilant because the variety of these testing constructive for Zika virus has elevated within the State.

The testing for Zika virus started on the authorities medical faculty right here on Monday, she stated, including {that a} complete of 15 samples had been examined on the preliminary day.

One of many individuals, whose pattern was examined, was discovered constructive for dengue and all the opposite 13 samples examined detrimental for any virus, the minister stated.PTI LGK RRT BN BALA BN BALA

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