Among the common symptoms for the disease, as per World Health Organisation, are "mild fever, skin rash, headache, muscle and joint pain and inflammation of the underside of the eyelid". People, however, may or may not show symptoms of the disease, like fever, cough and cold, Dr Sushma Tomar, Consultant Obstretician and Gynaecologist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, told Express Parenting.
The antibodies "may have the dual utility as diagnostics capable of recognising Zika virus subtypes and may be further developed to treat Zika virus infection," said Ravi Durvasula from Loyola University in the US.
The discovery of eight new cases in the state capital comes at a time when health department in the poll-bound state constituted a five-member committee to investigate, examine and track the outbreak of Zika virus cases in pregnant women during the initial trimester.
Most of the cases were detected in the Shastri nagar area, where fogging and other anti-larvae activities are being carried out to prevent the spread of the virus. The first case had surfaced on September 22.