New Delhi: The National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune has confirmed the infection of Zika virus found in a pregnant woman in Kerala. The state is on alert after 13 samples out of 19 taken from different parts of the state were suspected to be Zika positive, though an official confirmation is yet to arrive.
The first detected patient, a 24-year-old woman from Parassala had symptoms such as fever, headache and rashes on June 28. She was found mildly positive for the RT-PCR test and her samples were sent to the NIV for confirming Zika.
So what is Zika?
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