Friday, Dec 09, 2022



67-year-old man who tested positive for Zika virus while in Pune recovers

December 02, 2022 7:24 pm

Among the three Zika virus cases in Maharashtra, the Nashik native developed fever, cough, joint pain and fatigue on November 16.

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July 30, 2022 3:32 pm

How are viruses detected, and is any particular region more prone to new viral outbreaks? We explain

Maharashtra: State reports second case of Zika virus infection, 1,365 dengue cases

July 14, 2022 9:20 am

Maharashtra has lately been affected by heavy rainfall and epidemiological surveillance is being carried out on a war footing, Dr Pradeep Awate, Maharashtra surveillance officer has said.

New ICMR study reports silent spread of Zika virus in India

June 24, 2022 5:48 pm

“We wanted to determine the presence of the virus from different geographical regions and hence researchers from the National Institute of Virology Pune and other ICMR institutes screened clinical samples of 1,475 patients from May-Oct 2021 and re-tested them for dengue, Chikungunya and Zika,” Dr Gupta said.

231 cases of Zika reported from 3 states, no deaths recorded: Govt

November 30, 2021 10:02 pm

83 cases were reported from Kerala and one from Maharashtra. As many as 147 cases were recorded in four districts of Uttar Pradesh, namely Kanpur (139), Lucknow (6), Unnao (1) and Kannauj (1), Union Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said.

India's latest Zika outbreak sees surge of nearly 100 cases

November 08, 2021 2:59 pm

First discovered in 1947, the mosquito-borne Zika virus reached epidemic proportions in Brazil in 2015, when thousands of babies were born with microcephaly, a disorder that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains.

25 test positive for Zika, 6 IAF personnel among infected

November 04, 2021 12:15 am

District Magistrate Vishak G said among the fresh cases, 14 are women. Six IAF personnel have also contracted the infection, he said.

Centre sends team to UP after IAF officer tests positive for Zika virus

October 25, 2021 6:19 pm

The National Institute of Virology in Pune confirmed on Sunday that the patient had tested positive for Zika virus.

Zika virus in Maharashtra: Symptoms to look out for and how to prevent the disease

August 02, 2021 12:32 pm

Zika virus prevention, symptoms: With the coronavirus pandemic still raging, the emergence of Zika virus has added to the pressure on the health surveillance system which is already on high alert.

Kerala: 14 more cases of Zika virus detected, all in Thiruvananthapuram

July 09, 2021 1:17 pm

Kerala Health Minister Veena George will hold a meeting with officials to get a grip on the situation.


Zika virus: Heartwarming portraits of mother and child

May 11, 2016 1:42 pm

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