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Karnataka sounds alert after first case of Zika

Karnataka has reported its first case of Zika virus after a five-year-old girl was found infected, health minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday, adding the government has issued an alert in the state.

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Updated on Dec 14, 2022 04:23 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

5-year-old Raichur girl tests positive for Zika virus, first case in Karnataka

A five-year-old girl from Karnataka's Raichur has tested positive for Zika virus, making it the first ever case from the state.

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus caused by the Aedes mosquitos, which bite during the day.(Shutterstock)
Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus caused by the Aedes mosquitos, which bite during the day.(Shutterstock)
Published on Dec 13, 2022 01:08 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness

This chemical concoction appears to draw female Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, carriers of the Zika, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever viruses, in particular. This mosquito was first discovered in Africa, but it has since spread to many tropical and subtropical countries, including the United States.

Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness
Chemical mixture in skin attracts mosquitoes that spread illness
Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:55 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, California

World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite

World Mosquito Day 2022: Check inside for the list of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite and the type of pathogen that causes the disease in humans.

World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite(Leonid Danilov)
World Mosquito Day 2022: List of vector-borne diseases caused by mosquito bite(Leonid Danilov)
Updated on Aug 20, 2022 01:38 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Zika virus detected in 7-year-old girl in Maharashtra's Palghar district

The state health department said preventive and control measures in terms of surveillance, vector management, treatment and health education efforts are being undertaken.

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Published on Jul 13, 2022 07:17 PM IST
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