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US Zika alert: Having a baby, planning one? Avoid Rajasthan

The alert comes at a time when the Union Health Ministry has reported over 153 cases of Zika from Rajasthan in October and November. Some cases were reported from Gujarat, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, too, mainly in people who had travelled from Rajasthan.

Rajasthan: CDC Zika virus advisory likely to impact tourism

Rajasthan is one of the most sought after tourist places in India. According to data from Rajasthan’s tourism department, a total of 4.3 crore people visited the state in 2016 and 4.7 crore in 2017.


After Zika positive case in Ahmedabad, 600 health teams deployed in city

The first confirmed case of Zika virus in the state was reported from Ahmedabad on Friday.

Brazilian gene resulting in birth defects missing in Indian zika virus: ICMR

A team of scientists from National Institute of Virology in Pune have just finished a full genome sequencing of the zika virus spreading in India and concluded that the gene responsible for causing microcephaly in Brazil was absent in the Indian strain.

Three fresh Zika cases in Rajasthan, total now 126

Out of the 126 patients, 41 of them pregnant women, around 111 have recovered after treatment, he said. According to the latest report, out of the total 1,32,872 houses searched, 84,580 were found positive for mosquito breeding.

Zika cases rise to 109 in Rajasthan

However, 91 Zika virus infected patients are healthy now after treatment, he said, adding the department is making all efforts to contain mosquito larvae in the affected area.


Pregnancy, Zika, microcephaly: Three countries, same concerns

While the symptoms of Zika virus infection itself are not alarming and can be easily treated, it can be transmitted to the foetus and cause a condition called microcephaly, a congenital defect in which the baby’s brain is underdeveloped and head is smaller than normal.

Centre sends medical team to Jaipur as Zika cases rise to 100

In India, the first outbreak was reported in Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district in July that year.

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Rajasthan tested 55 positive cases of Zika virus, prompting the state health department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area.

Rajasthan: Zika virus cases rise to 55

The department said 279 teams have been deployed in the wards affected by the disease in Shastri Nagar area. Of the 55 affected, 38 have recovered.

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Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

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

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

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

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.