An alert has been issued in the two southern states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu after 14 cases of Zika virus were found in Kerala. The National Institute of Virology has confirmed these cases. According to the information, the first cluster of Zika virus infection has been found in Parasalla near the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border. Which is 34 km from Thiruvananthapuram. Most of the infected people are associated with the health sector.
The district administration on Saturday intensified the checking of vehicles at the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border following the outbreak of Zika virus in the state. Official sources said that people in Walayar and Meenakshipuram are being strictly followed the Kovid rules. Taking precaution, an alert has been issued in the neighboring state of Kerala as well. In 2017, the first case of Zika was reported in Ancheti in Krishnagiri district of Tamil Nadu.
Chief Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu gave this information
Tamil Nadu Chief Health Secretary Dr. J. Radhakrishnan told in an interview, “No case has been reported so far but we are on alert and surveillance has been ordered. Doctors have been told that if any person has Zika.” If you see symptoms, take its sample. At the same time, people are also being investigated.
Know what are the symptoms of Zika virus
Symptoms of Zika virus are similar to those of dengue, they include fever, red skin rash and joint pain and red eyes. A person infected with Zika virus remains affected for 7 to 8 days. This virus mostly affects pregnant women. Due to this, the child born is born with an underdeveloped brain.
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