Vibrant Gujarat Summit Forced Silence on ZIKA VIRUS?
Three laboratory – confirmed cases of Zika Virus Disease has been reported by “Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India” in Bapunagar , Gujarat on 15 May 2017 . It is one of the harmful virus which is detected through RT-PCR test at B.J. Medical College , Gujarat .This virus is spread by day time active mosquitoes “Aedes” , mostly affects pregnancy and can cause defects in new borns . Name of the disease is “ microcephaly “ – a condition in which babies’ head is abnormally small .
A Senior Health Ministry Official reported that around 50,000 tested only three Zika case has been detected so far . The surveillance system of India is strengthened day by day to detect new infections .
According to the sample of BJ medical college –
Case 1 : 34 years old woman delivered a baby on November 9 and she suffered a low grade fever after delivery . Every one thought it is a dengue but when a sample from patient went to Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory , then the result is positive for Zika Virus .
Case 2 : A 22-year-old pregnant woman in her 37th week of pregnancy was tested positive for Zika virus disease at the same hospital.
Case 3 : Out of 93 samples , One sample from a 64-year-old male presenting with febrile illness of 8 days’ duration (negative for dengue infection) was found to be positive for Zika virus .
Not only India, Other countries in the Caribbean are worst hit by the disease, a large number of cases have been reported from South and Central America.