Kanpur's Zika Outbreak Update Till Now

Zika Virus

Zika Virus

The mosquito-borne Zika outbreak has affected 100, including 17 children and one pregnant woman, mostly, in Kanpur and Uttar Pradesh. The first Zika virus patient was detected on October 23, since then, the cases have spurred up over last week. The recent report of Kannauj, over 90 km from Kanpur spread concerns about a possible widespread contamination. 

The virus is transmitted through Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes, breeding over stagnant damp water, known to spread Dengue and Chikumgunya as well. 80 percent of the total affected had no symptoms. Some survived through a few body aches and fever. But some were detected with severity, with birth defects and a special neurological disorder where the immune system attacks body nerves. 

Kanpur administration is organising mass testing in localities where Zila gets detected. The health department has responded quickly, forming several teams to contain the spread. They are specially viewing the case of the pregnant woman. 

All positive cases are visited by the health department at their homes, monitored on a regular basis. The Zika control room has been put up to interact with patients directly. They urged to not leave stagnant water and use mosquito nets. Fogging gas has been on the outlook.

The Zika virus was the first outbreak to have hit a large city in the state. Less than two months ago, a dengue and viral fever outbreak gripped in Firozabad, claiming several lives, including children. Zika was first discovered in 1947, following an outbreak in Brazil in 2015. Thousands affected had babies born with microcephaly, a disorder with abnormally small heads and abortive brains. 

Source: ndtv

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