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Zika Virus


TN govt's preventive measures kept Zika, Nipah virus at bay: Minister

September 20, 2021 11:22 am

Those entering the state from Kerala had to undergo RT-PCR tests and carry vaccination certificates and were sent back if they failed the test and did not carry the certificates, Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said.

Pune: Purandar farmers worry about impact of Zika case on their trade

August 07, 2021 6:48 pm

Last week, a village in Purandar reported the first case of Zika virus infection in a 50-year-old woman. The detection comes after multiple Zika cases were reported from Kerala.

65 Zika virus cases reported in Kerala till Aug 2: Mansukh Mandaviya

August 06, 2021 5:50 pm

Mandaviya said that the Union Ministry of Health has prepared and widely disseminated Zika action plan, detailing control and containment activities to be followed in the event of an outbreak.

Central team visits village where Maharashtra's first Zika case was reported

August 06, 2021 11:09 am

The central team members expressed satisfaction over surveillance measures undertaken by the state and district health authorities at the village.

No reason for panic over Zika virus infection, says Rajesh Tope

August 05, 2021 8:59 am

A three-member central team of experts met key officials on Wednesday in Pune and will conduct a field visit at Belsar village in Purandar tehsil, Pune district, on Thursday, where the first case of Zika virus was detected in a 50-year-old woman.

Zika virus infection: Central team to visit Pune

August 03, 2021 9:59 am

The team will work with the state health department and take stock of the situation to assess whether the Union health ministry’s action plan for Zika management is being implemented.

House-to-house survey begins in village which reported Maharashtra’s first case of zika infection

August 02, 2021 12:43 am

Twenty samples sent for testing; aedes aegypti larvae found in 31 homes

Maharashtra reports first case of Zika virus infection in 50-year-old woman from Pune district

August 01, 2021 7:17 am

As part of surveillance, samples of village residents who had fever, and who had reported to the Primary Health Centre at Belsar, were sent to the NIV in Pune.

Zika virus in pregnancy: Know about symptoms, causes, prevention, treatment

July 14, 2021 5:37 pm

Some people infected with the virus may show no symptoms, while others may develop symptoms such as fever, mild rash or body aches. In extreme cases, one can also show persistent headache and eye infection for 2-7 days, said Dr Manjeeta Nath Das

Four more Zika cases, alert sounded in Kerala

July 14, 2021 2:27 am

Health Minister Veena George said an alert has been sounded across Kerala. She said the virus spreads through the bite of the Aedes mosquito and preventive steps will be boosted in districts such as Thiruvananthapuram which reported many incidents of dengue in the last few years.


Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

May 11, 2016 1:42 pm

Portraits of Brazilian mothers and their children, born with microcephaly.

Top Frames: Novak Djokovic wins Australian Open 2016, global Zika virus outbreak

February 06, 2016 3:07 pm

Serbia's Novak Djokovic kisses the men's singles trophy after winning his final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park.

Zika virus outbreak: All you need to know

February 04, 2016 1:57 pm

As America battles to control the spread of Zika virus, the WHO on Thursday said that the virus is “spreading explosively” in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year.