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  • India: 2018: India's largest ever outbreak of Zika in Rajasthan; Case reported from Gujarat, Cases confirmed in Madhya Pradesh

    Zika Virus Resurfaces in India: 85-Year-Old Tests Positive; Recovers © AFP 2018 / MARVIN RECINOS
    ASIA & PACIFIC
    17:36 24.09.2018(updated 18:17 24.09.2018)
    Officials of a medical college in India’s western state of Rajasthan have revealed that an octogenarian lady was tested positive for Zika virus infection, but was sent home after symptoms improved. There has been no confirmation, though, on whether other suspected cases are being monitored.

    In a fresh case of Zika infection, an 85-year-old woman in the Indian state of Rajasthan, which is a popular tourist destination, has tested positive for the mosquito-borne virus. The hospital administration has alerted the government on the spotting of the virus and steps are being taken to contain its spread.

    The resurfacing of the virus in India was reported by Indian news agency PTI on Sunday, quoting the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital administration in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Officials of the medical college have not given any further details on the possibility of any more cases of the virus infection.
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    https://sputniknews.com/asia/2018092...urfaces-india/

  • Ronan Kelly
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    From Week 43 IDSP report: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/432018.pdf

    MP/BPL/2018/43/1400 Madhya
    Pradesh
    Bhopal,
    Vidhisha, Sehore,
    Sagar,
    Hoshangabad,
    Raisen,
    Narsinghpur
    Zika Virus 130 02 28-10-18 01-11-18 Under
    Control
    Cases of Zika virus disease were reported from
    multiple districts of Madhya Pradesh i.e.
    Bhopal (53), Vidhisha (50), Sehore (21), Sagar
    (2), Hoshangabad (2), Raisen (1), Narsinghpur
    (1). Central level, State level and District level
    RRT were constituted to investigate the
    outbreak. House to house fever survey was
    initiated around the affected areas. Fogging,
    larval control and personal protective measures
    were initiated in the area. A total of 486 blood
    samples were collected and tested at AIIMS
    Bhopal, of which 130 were found positive by
    RT-PCR. A 18 year old male tested positive for
    Zika and died of coinfection with Dengue and
    JE, similarly another women of 23 years tested
    positive and died of multiorgan failure.


    Week 44 IDSP Report: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/442018.pdf

    MP/BPL/2018/44/1434 Madhya
    Pradesh
    Bhopal,
    Vidhisha, Sehore,
    Sagar,
    Hoshangabad,
    Raisen,
    Narsinghpur
    Zika Virus 130 02 27-10-18 01-11-18 Under
    Control
    Cases of Zika virus disease were reported from
    multiple districts of Madhya Pradesh i.e.
    Bhopal (53), Vidhisha (50), Sehore (21), Sagar
    (2), Hoshangabad (2), Raisen (1), Narsinghpur
    (1). Central level, State level and District level
    RRT were constituted to investigate the
    outbreak. House to house fever survey was
    initiated around the affected areas. Fogging,
    larval control and personal protective measures
    were initiated in the area. A total of 486 blood
    samples were collected and tested at AIIMS
    Bhopal of which 130 were found positive by
    RT-PCR. A 18 year old male tested positive for
    Zika and died of coinfection with Dengue and
    JE, similarly another women of 23 years tested
    positive and died of multiorgan failure.

    RJ/JPR/2018/38/1274 Rajasthan Jaipur Zika Virus
    Disease 159 00
    21-09-18 Under
    Control
    First confirmed case of Zika virus from the State of
    Rajasthan (Jaipur) was reported on 21st September, 2018. A
    Central Team is investigating the outbreak of Zika virus
    disease in Jaipur. Out of 159 cases tested positive of Zika
    virus at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 64 cases were
    pregnant women. Last case of Zika virus disease was tested
    and reported positive in State on 29.10.2010. State
    surveillance unit, IDSP, Rajasthan has been undertaking
    active surveillance on daily basis for suspected cases of Zika
    Virus Disease in affected area of Jaipur.

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  • sharon sanders
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    Alert - Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions

    Key Points

    • An outbreak of Zika has been reported in India.
    • Zika is endemic (regularly found) in India. However, there is an unusual increase in the number of Zika cases in Rajasthan and surrounding states.
    • Pregnant women should NOT travel to areas with risk of Zika.
    What is the current situation?

    An outbreak of Zika virus has been reported in India. Public health officials in India have reported an unusual increase in the number of confirmed Zika cases in Rajasthan and surrounding states. Zika continues to be a risk throughout India.
    Many people infected with Zika virus only have mild symptoms or do not get sick. However, infection during pregnancy can cause severe birth defects. Because there is no vaccine or medicine for Zika, travelers should take steps to prevent getting Zika during travel. They should also take actions to prevent spreading it when they return home.
    Zika Virus in Pregnancy

    A pregnant woman can pass Zika virus to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects. Zika can spread through mosquito bites and sex. CDC recommends special precautions for the following groups
    • Women who are pregnant:
      • You should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.
      • If you have a partner who lives in or has traveled to India or any other area with risk of Zika, either use condoms or do not have sex for the rest of the pregnancy.
    • Travelers who have a pregnant partner:
      • Use condoms or do not have sex for the rest of the pregnancy.
    • Travelers considering pregnancy:
      • Before you or your partner travel, talk to your health care provider about your plans to become pregnant and the risk of Zika virus infection.
      • Wait before trying to conceive.
        • 3 months after you return (or from the start of symptoms) if you are a man or a couple traveling together
        • 2 months after you return (or from the start of symptoms) if you are a woman and your male partner does not travel
    What can travelers do to prevent Zika?

    • Pregnant women should NOT travel to areas with risk of Zika. This is because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects.
    • All travelers to areas with risk of Zika should (1) prevent mosquito bites and (2) use condoms or not have sex to protect against Zika during travel. They should continue to take these precautions after their trip to stop the spread of Zika to others back home. See below for more information.
    Special Precautions for Specific Groups

    CDC recommends special precautions for (1) pregnant women, (2) the partners of pregnant women, and (3) those considering pregnancy:
    1. Pregnant women
    • Pregnant women should NOT travel to areas with risk of Zika because Zika infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects.
    • However, if you must travel:
      • Talk to your doctor or other health care provider before you travel.
      • Strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during travel and for 3 weeks after your return.
      • Strictly follow steps to prevent sexual transmission during your trip.
      • See your doctor after your return, even if you do not have symptoms.
      • Tell your doctor about possible Zika exposure at each prenatal care visit.
    • If your partner travels:
      • Use condoms every time you have sex – or do not have sex – for the rest of the pregnancy, even if your partner does not have symptoms or feel sick.
    >> More Zika information for pregnant women
    2. Travelers who have a pregnant partner
    • Strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during travel and for 3 weeks after your return.
    • Use condoms every time you have sex, or do not have sex, for the rest of the pregnancy, even if you do not have symptoms or feel sick.
    >> More information about protecting against Zika during pregnancy
    3. Travelers considering pregnancy
    • Talk to your health care provider about your pregnancy plans and possible Zika risk before travel.
    • Strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during travel and for 3 weeks after your return.
    • If you’re a couple traveling together or a man (traveling without your partner): Wait at least 3 months after you return (or from the start of symptoms, if you develop symptoms) before trying to conceive. During that time, use condoms or do not have sex, to prevent passing Zika to your partner.
    • If you’re a woman (and your male partner does not travel): Wait at least 2 months after you return (or from the start of symptoms, if you develop symptoms) before trying to conceive. During that time, use condoms or do not have sex, to prevent passing Zika to your partner.
    Men are advised to wait longer than women because Zika can stay in semen longer than in other body fluids and can be transmitted to partners during that time.
    >> More Zika information for those considering pregnancy
    Additional Resources

    For Travelers

    For Clinicians









    • Page created: December 13, 2018
    • Page last updated: December 13, 2018
    • Page last reviewed: December 13, 2018


    https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/zika-india

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Over 280 cases of zika virus reported from three states: Union minister PTI | New Delhi December 12, 2018 17:03 IST

    Over 280 cases of Zika virus infection, including two deaths, were reported from three states in India from September to November, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

    Total 159 cases of the infection were reported from Jaipur in Rajasthan.

    Madhya Pradesh witnessed 159 cases with Bhopal reporting 54, Vidisha 50, Hoshangabad 2, Sehore 21, Sagar 2 and Raisen 1.

    One confirmed case of Zika virus was reported from Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

    Zika virus has the potential to spread given the wide geographical distribution of the mosquito vector (aedes mosquito that also spreads dengue and chikungunya) in India, a lack of immunity among population in newly affected areas and the high volume of international travel, the minister said.

    "Two laboratory confirmed Zika deaths reported from Madhya Pradesh. In both these cases, death was due to concurrent co-morbid conditions (due to septic shock with dengue encephalitis in one case and multi-organ failure due to septic shock in the other)," Patel said.
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    https://www.theweek.in/news/india/20...-minister.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Sharing outbreak data
    Priyanka Pulla DECEMBER 03, 2018 00:15 IST
    UPDATED: DECEMBER 03, 2018 00:18 IST



    Publishing epidemic data on open access platforms can help countries tackle outbreaks better
    The recent Zika outbreaks in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are a reminder of how poor Indian authorities are at sharing health data. Neither Rajasthan, which saw 154 cases, nor M.P., which saw 127, published the day-wise numbers of confirmed infections. Meanwhile, even though the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has genetically sequenced Zika viruses from five patients in Rajasthan, it hasn’t published these sequences in any open access databases such as GenBank.

    Both daily case counts and genetic sequences of the viruses circulating in India can be extremely useful to epidemiologists studying Zika. Daily case counts can show how quickly the virus is spreading. Genetic sequences can help us understand from where the virus came to India and for how long it had been circulating in Rajasthan and M.P. before it was detected. Using data from previous epidemics, scientists have been able to estimate the rate at which the Zika virus mutates. So, by comparing genome sequences from multiple patients, they can estimate when these viruses diverged from their most recent common ancestor, giving an idea of when the virus entered India. If this date is much earlier than the date of the first detected case (September in Rajasthan), that would mean a larger number of patients were infected, which in turn could help customise our outbreak response.
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    https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-...le25648741.ece

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Week 38 outbreak report: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/382018.pdf
    RJ/JPR/2018/38/1274 Rajasthan Jaipur
    Zika Virus Disease 01 00 21 -09 -18 21 -09 -18 Under Surveillance

    An 85yr old female resident of Shastri Nagar (ward 23) of Jaipur city was confirmed as Zika positive on 21st September 2018. The case presented with fever, joint pain, redness of eye and body ache. She was hospitalized on 11th September with neurological disorder and had a previous history of seizure disorder for last one and half year after cerebrovascular accident. Her blood and urine samples were confirmed as Zika by NIV, Pune & SMS Medical College, Jaipur. On 24th September, 2018, Secretary (Health) deputed a high level team of Senior level Officers – Advisor, NVBDCP, Director, NCDC and experts from NVBDCP, ICMR NIV Pune (National reference laboratory), AIIMS, New Delhi and NIMR to review Zika situation, surveillance and response plans including preparedness and availability of testing kits and insecticides for taking appropriate public health measures. Subsequently, IDSP in Rajasthan has been undertaking active surveillance on daily basis for suspected cases of Zika Virus Disease in affected area of Jaipur. A total of 6 confirmed cases of Zika are reported till 24th September 2018.

    Week 39: https://idsp.nic.in/WriteReadData/l892s/392018.pdf
    RJ/JPR/2018/38/1274 Rajasthan Jaipur Zika Virus
    Disease 08 00 21-09-18 Under
    Surveillance
    First confirmed case of Zika virus from the State of
    Rajasthan (Jaipur) was reported on 21st September, 2018. A
    Central Team is investigating the outbreak of Zika virus
    disease in Jaipur. A total of 8 confirmed cases of Zika were
    reported till 30th September 2018. State surveillance unit,
    IDSP, Rajasthan has been undertaking active surveillance
    on daily basis for suspected cases of Zika Virus Disease in
    affected area of Jaipur.

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Madhya Pradesh records 127 cases of Zika but reports of fatalities false, says govt
    SAKSHI ARORA 17 November, 2018

    The Zika infection cases in Madhya Pradesh come close on the heels of an outbreak in neighbouring Rajasthan.

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh has reported 127 Zika cases in the first 15 days of November, days after more than 100 cases were reportedly discovered and treated in neighbouring Rajasthan.

    According to the Madhya Pradesh directorate of health services, the cases have been limited to six regions – Vidisha (around 50 cases), Bhopal (around 40), Sehore (around 30), and two each in Hoshangabad, Raisen and Sagar. The patients belong to all age groups, and include pregnant women and children.

    Transmitted by the aedes aegypti mosquito, the virus causes fever, conjunctivitis, skin rashes, and muscle and joint pain in patients. It isn’t fatal on its own, but has been identified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a trigger for the Guillain-Barré syndrome and microcephaly.

    According to the WHO, the Guillain-Barré syndrome is “a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks his or her nerves”. It says severe cases are rare, but might result in paralysis or death.
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    https://theprint.in/governance/madhy...s-govt/150876/

    Increasingly, the patients of Zicha grew four times faster than Rajasthan

    Publish Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:49 AM (IST)

    Bhopal, Navdunia Representative All major colonies of the city are in the grip of the Zika virus. The virus has reached in about 20 colonies. Therefore, it is becoming more difficult in prevention. This is the reason that the case of Zika Virus in MP increased fourfold faster than Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, 136 patients have been found in nearly two months. With 15 patients received in the state on Wednesday, 124 cases have come in 15 days. Bhopal has 43 patients in six days. There are now 48 patients in total.

    There are some colony in Bhopal, where 4 to 6 patients have been found. These include Govindpura and Kolar. In these colonies there are patients of Zika in adjacent houses. If the work of destroying larvae and mosquito is done immediately with patients' immediate investigation then the infection does not increase. The survey was delayed because there were not enough teams for the larva survey. Teams are not able to complete the survey in three to four days. For instance, on November 9, a patient of Zicha was found, while the larva survey was not completed till November 12.

    Zeta's case found here

    Four tamarinds, Govindpura, Sarvadharm Kolar, Avadhpuri, Ishwar Nagar, Naya Basera, Bhim Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Shabri Nagar, Baba Nagar, Tulsi Nagar, Bagh Mugalia, Barkheda, Ashoka Garden, Arjun Nagar, Vikas Nagar, Damkheda, Banganga, Amrai .


    Rajasthan adopted this strategy

    - Initially the cases were found in Jaipur. After this, 250 teams were installed on the larva survey every day. There are 125 to 140 teams in Bhopal.

    - Samples of more than 500 pregnant women were taken. Only first-quarter pregnant women are being examined in MP.

    - What is the genes of Zika virus in Rajasthan, its Niv Pune was immediately investigated.

    - On receiving the larvae, a penalty of 500 to 1000 rupees was made. But there is no penalty in MP.

    Only four rash victims in 48 patients

    In Jika's Bhopal, only 48 patients had only four patients with symptoms of rash. The rest had a normal fever, but after the check they got infected.

    Symptoms of jika

    Fever, rashes in the body, back pain in the eyes, pain in joints and muscles, red eyes

    Such is the spread of Zika virus

    Aedes infected with viruses, bites of mosquitoes, pregnant women to infants, sexual contact and infected blood.

    - No need to panic, send 14 samples for investigation

    Dr. Ajay Baroniya, Joint Director of Health Department said that no death has been done from Jika till date. Do not need to be scared. He said that AIIMS has been sent to Bhopal for examination of 14 samples from Bhopal on Wednesday.

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    https://naidunia.jagran.com/madhya-p...asthan-2664267

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Madhya Pradesh
    Zika Virus: Patients increasing in the capital, not being diagnosed because examination kit is finished
    Posted On: November 10, 2018 5:42 pmIn: Bhopal
    Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, As the number of suspected patients of Zika Virus increased, the examination kit is finished in AIIMS Bhopal. Due to the end of this kit, the investigation was not done for nearly three days. In such, the samples of 50 patients were gathered in AIIMS.

    The samples were examined together on Wednesday after the arrival of the kit. Out of those, 40 patients have detected positive. However, the officers of the Health Department are not ready to say anything in this regard.

    On Thursday, samples of more than a dozen patients from Bhopal were sent for examination, pregnant women samples are also included in that.

    Separate survey of pregnant women will be done

    Zika Virus is more prone to pregnant women. Being affected by the virus, the head of the baby in the womb becomes small and may cause other brain diseases also. For this reason pregnant women are being surveyed separately. So far about 100 pregnant women have been surveyed. Out of that only 2 are suffering from fever.
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    https://www.centralchronicle.com/zik...-finished.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Zika virus kills two in Madhya Pradesh, 84 affected in state
    Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases.
    INDIA Updated: Nov 10, 2018 23:25 IST
    Shruti Tomar

    Hindustan Times, Bhopal

    Two persons who tested positive for the Zika virus died over the past week, as the number of positive cases in Madhya Pradesh climbed to 84. State health department officials familiar with the matter, however, said on Saturday that the deaths were not because of the virus but other diseases.

    Of the two deaths, the first was of a 21-year-old man on Tuesday night. The second was of a 19-year-old woman on Thursday, the officials said. But they refused to disclose where exactly the deaths had taken place to prevent the spread of panic.

    “The deaths were not due to Zika virus. A 21-year-old man died as he was suffering from Japanese encephalitis while a young woman died as she was infected with diabetes mellitus. It is incidental that they also tested positive for Zika virus,” said Dr Himanshu Jayswar, the official spokesperson for the department of health, Madhya Pradesh.
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    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india...Xb4lvBZZJ.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Second death in 7 days from Jika fever in Bhopal
    Dainik Bhaskar
    Nov 10, 2018, 05:20 AM IST
    Bhopal - second death in 7 days from jika fever in bhopal The 23-year-old girl from Ishwar Nagar area of ​​the city died on Thursday due to fever infection. Aishwarya's investigation report from AIIMS Bhopal came to Zika Positive on Wednesday. Within a week, this is the second death from Jika in Bhopal. Earlier, on November 5, a 20-year-old man from Kolar's Sarvashharma colony died from fever. On the other hand, 25 new suspected patients of Zika have been found in different areas of the city on Friday, all of them have been sent to Bhopal for blood sampling. Earlier, the report of three suspected patients has been positive, with the number of positive patients in Bhopal, Sehore and Vidisha increased from 32 to 35.

    Treatment of Jika is possible: NHM Dr BN Chauhan said that it is possible to treat Zika at the time of diagnosis of disease. Jika fever is cured by itself in 10 to 15 days.
    https://www.bhaskar.com/mp/bhopal/ne...0-3160867.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Madhya Pradesh
    Madhya Pradesh / Jika fever death suspected patient, test report of 70 patients still pending in Niv Pune

    Dainik Bhaskar
    Nov 07, 2018, 02:16 AM
    Bhopal . The suspected patient of Zicha fever died in the city on Tuesday. The patient was being treated at a private hospital in the city. She was kept on ventilator for the last five days due to her condition worsening. From Monday night the patient's condition got worse. On Tuesday morning, he died during treatment.



    AIIMS was sent for patient's blood sample examination Here, NIV Pune Laboratory has been sent to verify the inquiry report. Report of 70 Blood samples of Zika Virus sent by the Health Department is pending in Niv Pune.
    So far 3 patients have been confirmed to come to Zika Positive in the city. Three suspected patients were being treated under the protocol guideline of Zika. In this one died of the patient, who is living in the Sarvasharma colony. While two patients are living in Gautam Nagar and Awadhpuri. Both of these patients have been discharged after treatment.



    After the confirmation of the positive patient of Zicha fever, after the confirmation of the Zicha fever 850 houses out of 31 thousand, 31 thousand houses have been examined in the Fever and larval surveys conducted in the 3 km radius of four tamarind areas. Of these, mosquito larvae has been found in 850 houses.

    This has been destroyed by the entry larva survey team. So far 565 pregnant women have been identified after the survey being carried out under Micro Plan prepared by Dr. P. Ravindran, Deputy Director General, National Vector Born Disease Control Program (NVBDCP) for the prevention of Zika virus.

    Those who are living in colonies located within the area of ​​my action plan. In addition, 320 people have been identified who have been found to be fever in fever survey. Out of this 10% blood samples will be taken. This sample collection will be done by 10 doctors team. After Diwali this sample collection will start.

    Health officials told that Jicha can have the most risk for pregnant women and the children having it. A plan to take blood sample for pregnant women is identified. Duty for doctors has been set up for this, which will go to door-to-door and check the patient's history.

    It is worth mentioning that 110 teams have been set up for fever and larvae surveys in the colonies which come under the radius of 3 km of the four tamarind areas of the city. The members of the team have to do a horror-to-door survey of 2 lakh 80 thousand families of 110 colony under 18 wards and 8 zones.



    Permission for awareness is necessary: ​​In view of the infection of Zika virus, the Health Department officers want to run awareness campaign in colonies. The chariot has to be run for awareness campaign. The loudspeaker is to be used in it. Since the Code of Ethics is engaged. Therefore, after getting the permission of the Election Commission, this chariot will be run.



    Three diseases from Aedes mosquitoes: Health director Dr BN Chauhan said that Jika, Dengue and Chikungunya Aedes are caused by mosquito bites. A mosquito is spreading three diseases. The symptoms of the three are similar. The possibility of death from Jika is very low. That's why the patient does not need to panic.
    https://www.bhaskar.com/mp/bhopal/ne...-01232394.html

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Zika Virus strain that causes microcephaly not found in Rajasthan: ICMR
    By Tehelka Web Desk - November 3, 201813


    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) under the Department of Health Research has sequenced 5 Zika virus strains collected at different time points of the Jaipur outbreak. Advanced molecular studies of Zika virus strains suggest that the known mutations linked to fetal microcephaly and high transmissibility of Zika virus in Aedes mosquitoes are not present in the current Zika virus strain that has affected Rajasthan.

    However, the Government is maintaining a high vigil of the possibility of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to Zika virus as the strain may mutate in future or some other unknown factors may play a role in microcephaly or other birth defects.

    The Health Ministry is reviewing the situation on a daily basis. Around 2000 samples were tested for Zika virus, of which 159 positive cases have been confirmed.
    ...
    http://tehelka.com/zika-virus-strain...ajasthan-icmr/

    Madhya Pradesh sees 3 more Zika cases, second outbreak in 2 months
    20 hours ago

    Three cases of Zika virus were confirmed in Madhya Pradesh by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, on Friday, taking the total cases in India’s biggest outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease to 163.

    a insect on the ground© Provided by Hindustan Times
    The three cases were confirmed in Bhopal, Vidisha and Sehore districts in Madhya Pradesh, within two months of an 85-year-old woman testing positive on September 21 in Jaipur, where the virus infected 160 people. A joint team of experts from the Union health ministry’s emergency medical response wing and Delhi-based National Centre for Disease Control is investigating if the disease spread to Madhya Pradesh from Rajasthan or whether there are other sources of infection.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsi...yrz?li=AAggbRN

    Zika virus surfaces in MP; massive containment exercise launched
    Around 2.8 lakh people to be surveyed by 165 teams
    M. Poornima M. Poornima November 3, 2018 1 minute read

    Bhopal: After detection of three cases of Zika virus in Madhya Pradesh, around 2.8 lakh people of 18 wards of Bhopal would be covered in the extensive door-to-door surveys of the health department.
    Every house in the radius of 3 km from Char Imli area of the city would be covered under the survey. The step has been taken after a 13-year-old child residing in Char Imli area tested positive for Zika virus.

    Similar surveys would be conducted in Sironj town of Vidisha district and Gopalpur area of Sehore district, as a 1.5-month-old and a 3-month-old, respectively have been diagnosed with the virus at those places. This is the first time that Zika virus cases have been detected in Madhya Pradesh
    The virus has been detected in MP for the first time
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    https://dbpost.com/zika-virus-surfac...cise-launched/

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    Centre sends health experts to Madhya Pradesh to verify reports of Zika infection
    Zika outbreaks have been reported in Rajasthan and Gujarat in recent weeks.

    The Union Health Ministry has sent a team of experts to Madhya Pradesh to verify reports of Zika virus cases in the state, PTI reported on Thursday. A team from the National Centre for Disease Control and the Emergency Medical Response was dispatched after local authorities said three people had tested positive for the virus, an unidentified official said.

    The development comes on the heels of the virus being detected in Rajasthan and Gujarat. According to PTI, 153 people in Rajasthan are infected with Zika. Fifty of them are pregnant women. Zika infection can lead to birth abnormalities in babies born to pregnant women.
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    https://scroll.in/latest/900564/cent...zika-infection

    Health Ministry sends team to Madhya Pradesh after zika alert

    By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 1, 2018 7:30:47 pm
    Health Ministry sends team to Madhya Pradesh after zika alert

    In India, the first outbreak of Zika virus was reported in Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second in Tamil Nadu’s Krishnagiri district in July that year.
    After Jaipur and Ahmedabad, the Union Health Ministry has now sent a team of experts to Madhya Pradesh to confirm and verify reports of Zika virus cases in the state.

    A central team comprising of experts from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Emergency Medical Response (EMR) have gone to the state following information about three persons being detected with Zika virus, a Health Ministry official said.

    “The team will verify the facts and if the information is true, it will assist the Madhya Pradesh government to replicate the measures and action plan, implemented in Jaipur and Ahmedabad, there, to prevent any possible outbreak of Zika,” he said.
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    https://indianexpress.com/article/in...alert-5429915/

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  • Ronan Kelly
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    50 pregnant women in Jaipur test positive for Zika – but India lacks protocol to monitor them
    Zika infections in pregnant women can lead to birth defects in babies. India’s guidelines on Zika are silent on how to tackle this.
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    Since September 23, 140 people have tested positive for Zika in the capital of Rajasthan. Fifty of them are pregnant women like Farhana. It is unclear how many of them know about their infection and the associated risks.

    The World Health Organisation recommends ultrasound scans at around 18-20 weeks of pregnancy for Zika positive pregnant women to detect microcephaly in the foetus. It also recommends screening the babies born to them for microcephaly and other birth defects, and tracking their health for two years to identify developmental delays and other neurological abnormalities.


    While India’s Union health ministry released national guidelines in February 2016, on surveillance, response and risk communication in case of a Zika outbreak, the document is silent on how pregnant women should be monitored and counselled.
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    https://scroll.in/pulse/900146/50-pr...o-monitor-them

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    Zika Outbreak Spreads To Gujarat, Woman Tests Positive In Ahmedabad
    Health authorities in Rajasthan have detected 147 cases of Zika since September, officials say.
    All India | Agence France-Presse | Updated: October 28, 2018 20:49 IST


    NEW DELHI: Zika outbreak is spreading in the country, with officials saying Sunday that the mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Gujarat after nearly 150 cases were reported this year in neighbouring Rajasthan.
    Health authorities in Gujarat said a woman tested positive for Zika and was treated at a state hospital in Ahmedabad, the first confirmed case outside Rajasthan this year.
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    The first Zika cases in India were reported in January 2017 in Gujarat but the latest case is the first in the state this year.
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    Zika was also detected in Tamil Nadu in July 2017.
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    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/zika...edabad-1938919

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