Zika Virus: First Case Reported in Karnataka, 5 Yr-Old-Girl Tests Positive

13 December, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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A 5-year-old girl in Karnataka tested positive for the Zika virus, and precautions have been suggested, according to a Pune lab report.

A 5-year-old girl in Karnataka has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to a Pune lab report, and has been recommended to take preventive precautions.

Dr. K. Sudhakar, the health minister, said: “The administration is closely observing the situation as this is the first instance in the state. To tackle it, our department is well-equipped “. According to the health authority, a 67-year-old male was discovered to have the Zika virus earlier this month in Pune’s Bavdhan neighbourhood. The man, who calls Nashik home, arrived in Pune on November 6.

He arrived at Jahangir Hospital on November 16 with a fever, cough, joint discomfort, and exhaustion. On November 18, a private laboratory made the Zika virus diagnosis.

According to the health department, the patient is clinically stable and has no issues.

Maharashtra Health Department claimed that in the same month, “Maharashtra has received reports of the Zika virus. A 67-year-old male patient was discovered in Bavdhan, Pune. He is from Nashik and arrived in Pune on November 6, having previously visited Surat on October 22. His infection with the Zika virus had been confirmed by the National Institute of Virology on November 30. The patient is currently clinically stable and free of problems.”

To prevent further outbreaks, an entomological survey of the Zika virus in Pune city is being conducted.

Following the 2016 outbreak in Brazil, the Zika virus disease (ZVD) is regarded as one of the major public health issues of concern.

This illness, which is brought on by a virus largely spread by the daytime-biting Aedes mosquito, has mild fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, soreness in the muscles and joints, malaise, and headaches as symptoms.

The increased prevalence of microcephaly, congenital Zika syndrome, and Guillain-Barre syndrome has been linked to a mosquito-borne flavivirus.

Numerous ZVD outbreaks have been documented in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands since the disease was first identified in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947.