Kerala health minister Veena George declares statewide alert after 24-year-old pregnant woman gets infected

Within the first case of Zika virus in Kerala, a 24-year-old pregnant girl has been identified with the mosquito transmitted illness, State Well being Minister Veena George knowledgeable on Thursday. There are 13 different suspectedcases of the virus from Thiruvananthapuram, the minister instructed PTI, nonetheless the federal government is ready for a affirmation from the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune.

Of the 19 samples despatched from Thiruvananthapuram, 13 well being employees, together with docs, are suspected to be constructive for Zika, the minister added.

The Well being Division and the district authorities are seized of the problem and have taken measures by gathering samples of the Aedes species mosquitoes, which transmits it to individuals via its chew. All of the districts have been alerted about this and measures have began,” George added.

The lady identified with Zika virus, hailing from Parassalain in Thiruvananthapuram district, who’s present process remedy at a personal hospital right here, delivered her child on July7. She had been admitted to the hospital on June 28 with fever, headache and purple marks on her physique.

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