Goa increases surveillance after Zika cases found in Kerala | Goa News

Panaji: After zika virus instances have been detected in Kerala, Goa has intensified surveillance. No zika virus instances have been detected within the state previously even once they have been present in different states.
“The Nationwide Vector Borne Illness Management (NVBDC) part all year long runs a programme for prevention and management of aedes mosquito. Goa has been doing splendidly as far mosquito management is worried,” state epidemiologist Dr Utkarsh Betodkar mentioned. Regardless of this, he mentioned, all well being centres have been requested to observe the state of affairs of their areas.
The zika virus is unfold by contaminated aedes mosquito species.
“The samples of surprising instances that will likely be reported by well being centres or sufferers referred to a hospital, both non-public or authorities, will likely be despatched for testing to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune,” he mentioned.
Rajasthan, Gujarat, some northern components of Maharashtra and few different states report zika instances all year long.
One other well being official mentioned that whereas zika instances haven’t been reported within the state thus far, the NVBDS has has been working steady programmes for the prevention of malaria and dengue, and ensures that spots or areas that may function breeding grounds are destroyed. The state has been in a position to efficiently convey down the variety of malaria instances, the officer mentioned.
Dengue is brought on by an contaminated aedes aegypti, and although there’s a rise within the variety of instances which have been reported previously three to 4 years, no outbreak has been reported from any space. The reported instances are sporadic, the officer mentioned. No outbreaks of dengue in any space thus far, the instances are reported are sporadic, he mentioned.

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