Zika virus: Kerala health minister Veena George declares statewide alert after 24-year-old pregnant woman gets infected

In the first case of Zika virus in Kerala, a 24-year-old pregnant woman has been diagnosed with the mosquito transmitted disease, State Health Minister Veena George informed on Thursday. There are 13 other suspectedcases of the virus from Thiruvananthapuram, the minister told PTI, however the government is waiting for a confirmation from the National Institute of Virology (NIV) at Pune.

Of the 19 samples sent from Thiruvananthapuram, 13 health workers, including doctors, are suspected to be positive for Zika, the minister added.

Courtesy: PTI

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