A Zika Virus case found in Maharashtra's Pune, 79 villages are on alert, preparation for emergency services underway

Publish Date: 10 Aug, 2021 |

Zika virus:

After the peril of the Covid-19 pandemic, the cases of the Zika virus have shown a surge in Maharashtra. While Pune has reported the first case of the Zika virus, and with this, the Health Department has issued an alert.

As per the reports, the state administration has speculated on the contamination of the Zika virus in 79 villages, while the health department is preparing these villages for emergency services.

Zika virus case in Pune:

It must be noted that a 50-year-old person was found infected with the Zika virus in Pune’s Belsar village, which stirred the Maharashtra government as well as the Union government. While it was stated that an alert of the Zika virus has been issued in 79 villages of Pune, and all emergency services are on alert mode while issuing the list of these villages.

What is the Zika virus?

Zika virus is an infectious disease caused by a mosquito bite. Zika virus is usually caused by the bite of the Aedes mosquito which bites during the day. The Aedes mosquitos are on peak during the afternoon, early morning, or evening. Also known as AE, the Aedes mosquito bite also causes diseases such as Yellow fever, Dengue, and Chikungunya.

Zika virus symptoms:

The major symptoms of the Zika virus are Fever, viral rashes, Red eyes, Headache, muscles pain, joint pain, and restlessness.


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