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What is Zika virus?

What is Zika virus?

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Published: October 14, 2018 10:01:22 am


zika virus, what is zika virus, zika virus treatment, zika virus symptoms, zika virus causes, zika virus in india, zika virus in rajasthan The Rajasthan Health Department said that out of 11,895 houses surveyed so far, 2,269 have been found positive for mosquito breeding.

India, this year, registered its first case of Zika virus in Rajasthan after an elderly woman from Jaipur tested positive for the infection last month. The number increased to 55 on Saturday, prompting the Rajasthan Health Department to conduct a review meeting and set up medical teams in Shastri Nagar area. In a statement, the department said that out of 11,895 houses surveyed so far, 2,269 have been found positive for mosquito breeding.

The following are some questions and answers about the outbreak.

What is Zika?

The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. During pregnancy, the virus can cause birth defects in newborn called microcephaly – a condition defined by small heads and brain damage, along with other defects like blindness, deafness, seizures and other congenital defects.

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