30 more cases of Zika have been reported in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.
Zika Virus in Kanpur: In Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, 30 more cases of Zika have been reported, due to which the number of infected has increased to 66. 30 new cases have been reported from the tests conducted at the Virology Lab of King George’s Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow and the National Institute of Virology in Pune. Panic has spread in Kanpur due to continuous cases coming to the fore.Also Read – Corona Vaccine: Indigenous corona vaccine ‘Covaxin’ got permission for emergency use from WHO
This is the biggest single-day jump in infections since the first case of the virus was reported in the city on 23 October. In the new cases, three women and 27 men are among the infected. Till Wednesday, the number of women including four girls was 18 and now the number of female patients has gone up to 21 with three more infected. Also Read – Covaxin shelf life extended, shelf life extended to 12 months
Kanpur’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Nepal Singh said that with the confirmation of new cases on Thursday, the total number of cases in the district has increased to 66, including 45 males and 21 females.
Singh said the National Institute for Virology Pune has confirmed the fresh cases. Samples were sent for examination three days ago. Zika is a mosquito-borne virus that is transmitted by the bite of an infected Aedes species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti. Also Read – Har Ghar Vaccine: Now the corona vaccine will be conducted door-to-door, PM Modi starts the campaign
According to the World Health Organization, Aedes mosquitoes usually bite during the day. The first case of Zika virus in the states was reported from the Indian Air Force Station area in Kanpur on 23 October, when a warrant officer got infected. After this, three more cases were also reported from the police station area of the Indian Air Force.
The 30 cases confirmed on Thursday have come from new areas like Bhawanipur and Koyla Nagar, which have been identified as areas of special interest by the health department. Kanpur District Magistrate Vishal G. Iyer along with health department officials visited the affected areas. He later said that seven teams are under surveillance.