Virus outbreak: WHO confirms pregnant woman infected with first-case of Zika in Kerala

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Virus outbreak: WHO confirms pregnant woman infected with first-case of Zika in Kerala

The Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been traced to a resident of Kerala state in southwest India.According to the WHO's health officials, this is t

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The Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been traced to a resident of Kerala state in southwest India.

According to the WHO’s health officials, this is the first Zika case confirmed in Kerala.

The infection was confirmed in a laboratory using RT-PCR testing in National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune.

A blood sample was collected from a 24-year-old woman in her third trimester of pregnancy.

The woman was admitted to a private hospital on June 28 this year.

She experienced symptoms of fever, headache and general rash.

Initital tests for dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) were negative.

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