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
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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