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15 Zika virus cases so far in Kerala

PTI
Published Jul 11, 2021, 8:19 am IST
Updated Jul 11, 2021, 8:19 am IST
Samples of 17 people sent earlier were negative
So far, 14 people from Thiruvananthapuram have tested positive for Zika. (Photo: Pixabay)
 So far, 14 people from Thiruvananthapuram have tested positive for Zika. (Photo: Pixabay)

Thiruvananthapuram: One more person has been infected with Zika virus in Kerala, taking the total number of cases in the state to 15.

Health minister Veena George said the samples of a 40 year-old man from Nanthancode here were sent to the National Institute of Virology at Alappuzhaand found to be positive for the vector borne infection.

 

So far, 14 people from Thiruvananthapuram have tested positive for Zika.

Samples of 17 people sent earlier were negative and in the second batch of 27 samples, one has tested positive, the minister said in a press statement.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Zika has been reported in Kerala and it was not unexpected as it is spread by the Aedes Aegypte mosquitoes, which causes dengue and Chickungunya.

Vector control units at the district and state level would be further strengthened, he told reporters.

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