Aug 02, 2021 04:41 PM IST
The three-member central team consists of a public health expert from the office of Regional Director, Pune; a gynecologist from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi; and an entomologist from National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), ICMR, New Delhi.
- Jul 27, 2021 07:41 PM IST
The five who tested positive were aged 38, 17, 26, 12 and 37 and were residents of Anayara, Pettah, Karamana, Poojappura and Killipalam, respectively, in Thiruvananthapuram, a state government release said.
- Jul 26, 2021 07:47 PM IST
State Health Minister Veena George said three Thiruvananthapuram natives, aged 53, 21 and 30 years, tested positive for the infection and this was confirmed at the virology lab at the Medical college.
- Jul 25, 2021 10:13 PM IST
The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the virology lab of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College.
- Jul 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST
A 49 year-old woman from Kulathur in Thiruvananthapuram was diagnosed with Zika, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said in a release.
- Jul 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST
A 41-year-old woman from Kattaikonam, Thiruvananthapuram and a doctor (31) from Kumarapuram were diagnosed with the virus, Veena George said in a release.
- Jul 15, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Of the fresh cases, two were natives of Anayara, where a cluster of the disease had been identified within a three-kilometre radius, Health Minister Veena George said on Thursday. The other infected people were those hailing from East Fort, Kunnukuzhi and Pattom and all the samples were tested at the National Virology Institute at Alappuzha, she said.
- Jul 13, 2021 02:20 PM IST
The state health minister Veena George said both the cases are from Thiruvananthapuram suburbs.
- Jul 12, 2021 06:25 PM IST
Health Minister Veena George said the virus was detected in a sample sent to a Coimbatore-based laboratory by a private hospital where the woman was being treated.
- Jul 09, 2021 07:17 PM IST
The first case of Zika was detected in Kerala in a 24-year-old pregnant woman, who was admitted to a hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on June 28 with symptoms of fever, rash and headache.
- Jul 09, 2021 04:45 PM IST
Health Minister of the State Veena George said an action plan has been drawn up to control the spread of Zika.
- Jul 09, 2021 03:06 PM IST
Zika virus: A major number of cases in India were reported in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, in 2016 and 2017.
- Jul 08, 2021 08:14 PM IST
The symptoms of Zika are similar to dengue including fever, skin rashes and joint pain.
- Oct 09, 2018 01:16 PM IST
Twenty-two people in the city have tested positive, the health ministry said. There is no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children.
- Jan 26, 2018 06:59 PM IST
The repurposed drug effectively protected and rescued neural cells infected by the Zika virus - and blocked transmission of the virus to mouse foetuses, according to findings.
- Nov 17, 2017 06:08 PM IST
The medication, called chloroquine, has a long history of safe use during pregnancy, and is relatively inexpensive, according to the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
- Feb 26, 2016 03:56 PM IST
Health Minister J P Nadda said during Question Hour that "till date, this disease (zika) is not reported from India." He said the government and various agencies are constantly monitoring the situation to ensure that there is no outbreak of the disease.
- Feb 19, 2016 07:22 AM IST
With "a swift, well-coordinated international response," the impact of the mosquito-borne disease will be modest, perhaps taking USD 3.5 billion, or 0.06 percentage points, off of gross domestic product (GDP) for the region this year.
- Feb 17, 2016 07:12 PM IST
"The strategy focuses on mobilising and coordinating partners, experts and resources to help countries enhance surveillance of the Zika virus and disorders that could be linked to it," a WHO statement said.
- Feb 03, 2016 10:05 PM IST
The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus, which has the world on edge because of its newly-acquired pandemic status, may now have a cure â€“ a vaccine that's the first of its kind in the world.
- Feb 03, 2016 08:22 AM IST
The virus, linked to severe birth defects in thousands of babies in Brazil, is spreading rapidly in the Americas, and WHO officials on Tuesday expressed concern that it could hit Africa and Asia as well.
- Feb 02, 2016 03:31 PM IST
The Zika virus is rapidly spreading across South America and has already affected people in over 20 countries. The virus can lead to birth defects, including microcephaly or abnormally small heads in babies.
- Jan 30, 2016 12:30 PM IST
US President Barack Obama spoke
with his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff to discuss
shared concerns over the recent spread of the Zika virus in
the Western Hemisphere.