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PMC sends four fresh samples of suspected Zika virus patients to NIV, Pune

Given the Zika virus patient being reported in Pune city, the civic body, since November 12, has sent samples of nine patients to rule out the infection

Earlier on 11 November, Pune city reported the first case of Zika virus infection in a 64-year-old woman from Pratik Nagar, Yerawada. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 22, 2023 08:32 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Nipah virus behind two Kerala deaths; govt sets up control room. Top Updates

Kerala health minister convened a high-level meeting on Tuesday after two “unnatural deaths” were reported from Kozhikode, renewing concerns over Nipah virus.

Deaths due to Nipah virus infection were reported in Kozhikode district in 2018 and 2021.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Sep 12, 2023 05:54 PM IST

Three Zika virus cases reported in Kolhapur’s Ichalkaranji

The Maharashtra health department has confirmed three cases of Zika virus in Ichalkaranji, including a doctor from Kolhapur. Samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology for reconfirmation. Surveillance and contact tracing are underway in the affected area.

Maharashtra health department has confirmed three cases of Zika virus from Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur. (AP (PIC FOR REPRESENTATION))
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 11:46 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

NIV experts take samples of 30 patients from Alandi

On Saturday, the infection spread further, with over 2,000 new cases recorded in the Alandi area alone

The NIV team visited the Rural Hospital in Alandi on Saturday and conversed with the treating doctors. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 10:32 PM IST
ByVicky Pathare

India develops first local test to detect flu, Covid in single swab

The Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has developed the kit, known as a multiplex single tube realtime RT-PCR test.

The test kit will use nasal and throat swabs of a patient (Representational image)
Updated on May 23, 2023 04:51 AM IST
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