Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala established three more cases of Zika virus, taking the tally of mosquito-borne disease to 44 in the state.
“Three more individuals have tested positive for the Zika virus in Kerala. The total number of Zika virus cases in the state is 44,” Kerala State Health Minister Veena George`s Office announced on Thursday (July 22).
Previously, George had stated that activities against the virus, like fogging for mosquitoes, would be boosted in the affected zones.
“We have created a micro plan and have chosen to strengthen the rector control activities and perform fogging. Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation has enhanced activities and the district administration will also be part of it and synchronize all the departments. They will do fogging for the next 7 days,” the minister had said.
“A control room has been initiated actuating from the DMO office which will function round the clock. People can contact the control room regarding data or doubts about the Zika Virus,” she had said.
The first case of the virus was established in Kerala on July 9. A high vigil has been flagged in all districts regarding the mosquito-borne virus.
At the same time, constant rainfall across the Western Ghats on Karnataka`s boundaries with Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa on Thursday devastated by causing landslides, coastal erosion, collapse of houses and submerging bridges in Kodagu, Hassan, Mangalore and Belagavi districts, influencing lives of the locality.
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