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Zika Virus Spreading in Telangana, U.P, Jharkhand & many States in India.

Hyderabad : There is a sudden outbreak of the Zika virus in Indian states with the onset of monsoons. Experts are alarmed because the virus is now spreading in states where it was never detected before. Zika is cause by the Aedes mosquito, which is known to bite during the day. The disease spread when the mosquito bites an infected person. This spread is happening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, which is making it more difficult to contain.

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The cities that have witnessed a serious rise in cases are Hyderabad, Aligarh ,Kanpur , Delhi, Amritsar, Pune, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranchi and Thiruvananthapuram.Zika virus was found in 188 samples of the 1475 patients in 13 states, according to June 2022 study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Microbiology.There was only Zika virus found in 67 patient samples.Of the 67 patients, the analysis showed that 86.56 percent of them were mild and 13 percent underwent hospitalization.

The main symptoms in these patients were fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, and pain in the joints. One pregnant woman whose sample had Zika virus delivered an infant whose head was much smaller than the normal .

A new study of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has indicated the spread of the Zika virus to several states of India and calls for an urgent need to strengthen its surveillance.

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