Updated: October 25, 2021 6:19:35 pm
The Centre has rushed a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh where an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer tested positive for the Zika virus.
Breaking : @MoHFW_INDIA has rushed a high level multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh where a case of Zika Virus Disease case has been reported. A 57-year-old male from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh has tested positive for Zika virus disease on 22nd October 2021 @IndianExpress
— Kaunain Sheriff (@kaunain_s) October 25, 2021
The case was reported from Kanpur district, health officials said on Sunday, adding that the process of contract tracing and monitoring of people’s health in the vicinity are already underway as per the protocols laid down by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The National Institute of Virology in Pune confirmed on Sunday that the patient had tested positive for Zika virus.
Chief Medical Officer Nepal Singh said that the IAF official had been admitted to the Air Force hospital a few days ago with some health issues, including fever and kidney disorder.
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