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Oct 18, 2018

Rajasthan: Total number of Zika Virus infected cases rises to 94

In Rajasthan, the total number of Zika Virus infected cases has risen to 94 in Jaipur. 14 new cases have been tested positive in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Department, Zika cases have also been reported in areas apart from Shastri Nagar, Vidhyadhar Nagar and Sindhi Camp.

Health Department also added that most of the infected persons have been recovered from the infection. Chief Secretary D B Gupta, along with the higher officials, has reviewed the situation today about the effect of Zika and other vector-borne diseases. 

So far, 23 pregnant women have been found positive of Zika, which is the major concern for the health department. Health department took samples of more than 5 hundred 50 pregnant women and out of those more than 380 have not completed their first trimester. 

The health department is keeping the close watch on those pregnant women who have not completed their first trimester. Samples from 12 hundred suspected Zika cases have been collected so far.  Swine flu, Scrub Typhus and Dengue cases are also being tested positive in a large number from last one month. 

The health department has established Control Rooms at all district headquarter to control the situation and ensure treatment of the Swine flu cases. Health Officials told that next one month is very crucial regarding vector born diseases.

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