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Zika virus: A Bengaluru doctor's guide to prevention techniques

Bengaluru-based doctor, Dr Gaurav Sharma, talks to Hindustan Times about the Zika virus, its treatments, the difference between Zika and dengue, prevention techniques and more.

Karnataka reported its first case of the Zika Virus in a five-year-old girl from Raichur.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 14, 2022 02:01 PM IST
ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

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)
Published on Dec 13, 2022 01:08 PM IST
ByYamini C S

Yogi Adityanath to flag off Kanpur Metro trial run, review Zika situation

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will visit areas affected by the outbreak of Zika virus. He will meet the family members of those infected by the Zika virus to take stock of the health facilities being provided to them and the cleanliness drive in the area.

Yogi Adityanath will be in Kanpur for three hours today.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 06:07 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

On a wing and a prayer: How the Zika virus caught UP unawares

State health minister Jai Pratap Singh admitted that when the first case came to light, only a 400 metre radius of the IAF officer’s house was concentrated upon, and it was increased to 6km only after the number of cases crossed 100.

Health officials collect blood samples from residents in Kanpur to test for Zika virus.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 10:20 AM IST
ByHaidar Naqvi, , Hindustan Times, New Delhi

10 more test positive for Zika in Kanpur, one in Kannauj

Health personnel have collected blood samples of 525 people between Thursday and Saturday, and sent them to the virology lab of the King George’s Medical University in Lucknow and the National Institute of Virology in Pune for testing.

In the last three days, 23 samples have tested positive for Zika virus in Kanpur.
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 01:43 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kanpur reports 13 more Zika cases, tally climbs to 79

The first case of the Zika virus in Kanpur was confirmed on October 23. An IAF warrant officer suffering from fever was admitted to the Air Force hospital.

Thirteen more people have tested positive for Zika virus in Kanpur(HT_PRINT)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 01:53 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Zika virus in UP: Symptoms, treatment and other things to know

Zika virus infection is also a trigger of Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuropathy and myelitis, particularly in adults and older children. The infection in pregnancy also results in complications such as fetal loss, stillbirth, and preterm birth.

An Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika, is photographed on human skin.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Oct 25, 2021 06:58 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Centre rushes team to Maharashtra after first case of Zika virus found

The team shall work closely with the state health department, take stock of the situation on the ground and assess whether the Union health ministry's action plan for Zika management is being implemented, a statement from the home ministry said.

A 50-year-old woman was found positive with the Zika virus in Belsar village in Pune's Purandar tehsil.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 04:14 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram district reports 13 cases of Zika virus

Zika virus was first detected among monkeys in Uganda in 1947, and was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.

Zika virus is caused by Aedes mosquitoes, known for being active during the day(FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jul 08, 2021 07:15 PM IST
By | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Prioritising health in India and the region

We must strengthen human resources and the quality of services to reach the universal health coverage

Smart and effective governance, integrated programmes and services, and effective partnerships with government, private sector, non-profits and the community are essential to fill gaps in health care delivery and ensure everyone has access to the services they need, when and where they need them(Shankar Narayan/HT)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

HealthWise: New outbreaks need better disease surveillance

Zika outbreaks are particularly worrying in a country like India where 25.5 million births happen every year, zika outbreaks can cause hundreds of cases of foetal abnormalities.

Zika virus is known to be circulating in the south and south east asia region, according to the World Health Organisation, which did not change the global risk assessment after the India outbreak or recommend any travel or trade restriction to India.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Dec 30, 2018 10:16 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | By

Zika testing lab works overtime at AIIMS, Bhopal

The lab is the only centre equipped to test zika samples. The virus is transmitted through the aedes aegypti mosquito.

The lab is the only centre equipped to test zika samples.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 11:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By

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

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 persons.

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.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Now Zika virus detected in Gujarat, officials say taking all precautions

Health authorities in Gujarat said a woman tested positive for Zika and was treated at a state hospital in the capital Ahmedabad, the first confirmed case outside Rajasthan this year.

Health authorities in Rajasthan have detected 147 cases of Zika since September, officials say. Almost 4,40,000 people were under surveillance in Rajasthan’s capital Jaipur last month.(Picture for representation)
Updated on Oct 29, 2018 06:53 AM IST
New Delhi | ByAgence France-Presse

Zika virus: One more reason for zero tolerance towards mosquitoes

The disease is spread by the aedes aegyti mosquitoes, which also spreads dengue and chikungunya. So a Zika outbreak can potentially occur in all the places that have reported dengue or chikungunya.

A municipal worker fumigates a residential area to check the spread of mosquito-borne diseases in New Delhi.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 24, 2018 07:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Zika alert sounded in Uttar Pradesh, airports asked to stay alert

The Airport Authority of India has been directed to take preventive measures at Lucknow airport and other airports in the state as India deals with a Zika virus outbreak that started in Rajasthan.

Officials of the Lucknow airport and other aiports around the state have been told to watch out for possible Zika infected patients. Around 80 per cent of patients show mild symptoms of body ache, conjunctivitis, fever, rashes and joint pains.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 22, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Early diagnosis and containment are key to controlling Zika

Containment efforts over the next week will determine how the outbreak shapes up across the country

A man leaves with garbage cans from a guarded by the police as it has been quarantined in view of Zika cases, Jaipur. Zika, which has been reported in 86 countries, was first reported in India with three cases in Ahmedabad in February, 2017, which was followed by one case in Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu in July(Himanshu Vyas/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 17, 2018 11:18 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

No need to panic over Zika outbreak in Jaipur, assures Union health minister JP Nadda

An expert team sent by Centre has been monitoring the situation in Jaipur where 22 people tested positive for Zika, and are assisting in containment operations in Rajasthan since October 5.

Union health minister JP Nadda(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2018 08:35 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
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