Zika Virus in Maharashtra: Centre Rushes High-Level Team to the State To Support in Effective Public Health Interventions

Zika Virus in Maharashtra: Centre Rushes High-Level Team to the State To Support in Effective Public Health Interventions

New Delhi, August 2: The Union Ministry of and Family Welfare on Monday decided to depute a high-level multidisciplinary team to Maharashtra after the state reported its first Zika virus case in Pune. The three-member team will collaborate with the State Health Department in instituting effective health measures for Zika virus management.

According to a release by the Union Ministry of and Family Welfare, the Centre team will take a stock of the situation on the ground and implement the Union Health Ministry’s Action Plan for Zika Management. The will recommend necessary public health interventions for the management of Zika in the state. Zika Virus in Maharashtra: 50-Year-Old Woman Patient Found in Pune Is Doing Fine, Says Department.

The three-member team consists of a public expert from the office of Regional Director, Pune and a gynecologist from Lady Hardinge Medical College, and an entomologist from National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), ICMR, read the release. On August 2, Maharashtra has reported its first Zika virus infection at a village in Pune.

The first case of Zika Virus has been reported from Belsar village in Pune. The infection in the patient is mild and no other member of his family has developed any symptoms of the infection, said Dr Pradip Awate, Maharastra’s Surveillance Officer in an interview with ANI.

Caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day, symptoms of this disease are mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, and joint pain, malaise or a headache.

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