22 tested positive in Jaipur, PMO seeks detailed report

22 tested positive in Jaipur, PMO seeks detailed report

It said the situation was being monitored regularly.

"More than 26,000 homes have been surveyed by officials with the help of teams from the health department along with 29,000 breeding places for the mosquito that carries this virus".

The Siwan resident, who studies in Jaipur, visited home between August 28 and September 12 to appear for an exam. Zika virus infection is a mosquito-borne illness like dengue and chikungunya viruses.

Doctor P Ravindran, who is director of Emergency Medical Relief under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said the present outbreak of Zika in Rajasthan was the biggest in the history of India till now, surpassing the past two instances in Ahmedabad and Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu.

A statement issued by the Union Health Ministry said that the situation is being reviewed at the highest level and monitored on a daily basis by the secretary of health.

Another high-level central team is already placed in Jaipur since October 5, 2018 to further oversee and assist containment operations on the field.

Nearly a year after the Zika virus was detected in patients in India, a total of 22 people have been tested positive of Zika virus in Rajasthan's Jaipur.

The Zika virus is an emerging disease, now being reported in 86 countries worldwide.

A control room has been set up at the NCDC to undertake regular monitoring of the situation. "Additional testing kits are provided to the Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratories", noted the Union Ministry.

All pregnant mothers in the area are being monitored through and extensive surveillance and vector-control measures are being taken up in the area as per protocol by the state government, the official said. Both outbreaks were "successfully contained", the government said.

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