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Maharashtra reports first case of Zika Virus, 50-year-old woman infected

09:50 PM Jul 31, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

Maharashtra on Saturday reported first case of Zika Virus. A 50-year-old woman patient was found in Purandar tehsil in Pune district. "The patient is doing fine," informed the Maharashtra Health Department.

Based on suspicion, five samples had been sent for testing, out of which one was found positive for Zika.

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The State quick response team visited the area on Saturday as several fever cases were reported this month. The team spoke to locals about the necessary precautions. It has also put in place a stringent protocol to tackle it.

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Three cases of chikungunya have also been detected in the area.

Meanwhile, Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday informed that two more people in the state have been diagnosed with the Zika virus.

"A 14-year-old woman from Karamana, Thiruvananthapuram, and a 24-year-old woman from Puthenthoppu were diagnosed with the virus. The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Virology Lab," George said.

Further, the minister informed that with this, a total of 63 people in the state have been diagnosed with the Zika virus. "There are currently 3 active cases. All pregnant women who were diagnosed with Zika Virus have recovered," she said.

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