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1st Case of Zika Virus Reported in Rajasthan, Authorities on Alert


1st Case of Zika Virus Reported in Rajasthan, Authorities on Alert

Jaipur:  An elderly woman from Jaipur was tested positive for Zika virus infection, officials of a medical college here said, adding it is a first such case in the state.

The woman was admitted to Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital on September 11 with joint pain, redness in eyes, and weakness. She was tested negative for dengue and swine flu.

On suspicion, samples were sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune to test for Zika virus and the report was positive, Dr U S Agrawal, principal of the SMS medical college said on Sunday.

“I believe this is the first case of Zika virus in the state,” he said.

The woman, a resident of Shastri Nagar area here, was discharged a few days back after she was feeling better, Agrawal said.

The hospital administration has alerted the state Health Department, he said.

“I believe this is the first case of Zika virus in the state,” he added.

The woman, a resident of Shastri Nagar area in Jaipur, was discharged from the hospital a few days ago after her condition improved, Agrawal said.

The hospital administration has alerted the state health department, he said.

Zika virus is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys. It was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania, according to the World Health Organisation.

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Source: PTI
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