Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Oct. 18 (NT): The total number of Zika virus infected cases has incresed to 94 in Rajasthan, Dr V.K. Mathur, Director of Public Health for Rajasthan gave information.
He also said that the health department is monitoring the situation and taking all necessary steps to prevent the virus from spreading. The leading news agency ANI reported that 14 new cases have been tested positive in the last 24 hours in the state.
He added that the teams are working to make people aware of it and they are also looking for symptoms. The Municipal Corporation is also conducting inspections in affected areas.
The chief of Health Department also informed that most of the persons infected from the virus have been recovered.
Chief Secretary D B Gupta, along with the top officials of the department, has analyzed the situation today about the effect of Zika virus and other vector-borne diseases.
The health department has also set up Control Rooms at all district headquarter to control the situation.
Cause of deadly decease
The disease is caused by a virus transmitted first and foremost by Aedes mosquitoes. It bites during the day.
Symptoms of this deadly decease
In this decease, Patients are generally mild and include fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or a headache. Symptoms usually last for two to seven days.
As per the World Health Organisation, there is no treatment available for Zika virus infection or its allied diseases.