Maharashtra reported its first case of Zika virus in Belsar village in Pune on Saturday, making it the second state to report a case after Kerala.
According to officials from the state public health department, a 50-year-old woman from Purandar tehsil, Pune, reported positive for the virus on Friday. The woman also tested positive for chikungunya.
A team of officials from the Public Health Department visited the village of Belsar for inspection. “The Zika disease patient in Belsar Village has fully improved and now has no indications. The State Rapid Response Team also surveyed the village and chaired meetings with local authorities and health personnel to brief them of the guidelines, “said State Inspector Dr. Pradeep Awate.
Possible Zika virus infection Caused by the Zika virus (ZIKV), the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne human flavivirus. It can be transmitted mainly by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite early in the morning or even late at night. Symptoms are usually mild, such as fever, rash skin, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache.
As of Saturday, Kerala has registered 63 cases of Zika virus. The state reported the first case of Zika virus infection in a pregnant woman on July 8. After that, a state alert was issued and experts were asked to monitor the case. State Health Minister Veena George said in an official statement on Saturday that of the 63 cases, 3 were active and no one was hospitalized.