New Delhi: The first two Zika virus outbreaks were reported in India in early 2017. Both these outbreaks were successfully contained through intensive surveillance and vector management. After a year, Zika virus has again hit the country, this time in Jaipur. At least 22 people have tested positive for Zika virus in the ‘Pink City’. Zika virus infection is a mosquito-borne illness like dengue and chikungunya viruses. Its symptoms include fever, skin rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, and headache. Zika virus disease has so far been reported from 86 countries across the world.
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