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VARANASI: After the detection of first cases of Zika virus in Gujarat, the health department in Varanasi has issued an alert suggesting dos and don'ts for preventing and controlling mosquito breedi

The government needs to extend it to Institute of Preventive Health stated sources in health department.

Ahmedabad: The Aedes aegypti mosquito amid us is the sole propagator of the feared Zika virus.

The WHO India office today flagged to the Health Ministry the recent issue of late reporting of Zika virus to the world body.

JAIPUR: At a time when the health department is battling against swine flu, the threat of zika is also looming large.

Ahmedabad: Zika virus (ZiV) has already hitched a ride on Ahmedabad's local pest population, and its rate of transmission among the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito will decide its future spread.

CHANDIGARH: The UT health department is on high alert following Zika virus striking three people in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, screening all hotels and hospitals for such cases.

Jaipur: Rajasthan is on alert over Zika virus, as its neighbouring state Gujarat reported three cases of the virus.

This article discusses the peculiar conditions that favoured the unexpected introduction of Zika virus into the poorest northeastern region of Brazil in 2015, its speed of transmission to other Brazilian states, other Latin American countries and other regions, and the severity of related neurological disorders in newborns and adults.

Considering the currently confirmed cases of microcephaly and related deaths associated with Zika virus in Brazil, the estimated case fatality rate is 8.3% (95% confidence interval: 7.2–9.6). However, a third of the reported cases remain under investigation. If the confirmation rates of cases and deaths are the same in the future, the estimated case fatality rate will be as high as 10.5% (95% confidence interval: 9.5–11.7).