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First case of Zika virus surfaces in Rajasthan

Monday, September 24, 2018, 7:46 AM

Rajasthan health department is on its toes after the first positive case of Zika virus infection in the state came to light. Intensive-survey and other preventive activities were started in the area where the patient lives. 83-year-old Shakuntala Devi, was admitted to SMS Hospital on Sep-11, her samples were sent to National-Institute-of-Virology (NIV), Pune to test for Zika virus and the report was positive.