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• Zika virus disease (ZVD) is an emerging viral disease transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito, the same mosquito that transmit Dengue.
• Zika virus was first indentified in Uganda in 1947. Outbreaks of ZVD have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific.
• ZVD presents as mild fever, rash, headache, body ache, joint pain and conjunctivitis occurring about 2-7 days after the bite of infected mosquito. Clinical Manifestation is similar to Dengue.
• Three outbreaks of ZVD have been reported from India, Jan. 2017 Ahmedabad, Feb. 2017, Khrishnagiri, Tamilnadu and the current ongoing outbreaks (Sept. 2018) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
• ZVD is usually a relatively mild infection and requires no specific treatment, people sick with Zika virus should get plenty of fluids, rest and symptomatic treatment
• Recent Dengue outbreak, as of now is contained and confined to Dimapur District.
• All vector control measures for ZVD are in place and is the same as for Dengue.
• Surveillance mechanism of various wings of the Health and Family Welfare Department is in place.
• However, it is advised to postpone or take extra precaution for travel to Rajasthan especially Jaipur till outbreak is contained.
• High risk group include, persons with co-morbid conditions like diabetes, chronic Respiratory illness, HT, immune disorders, people above 65 years and pregnant women.
• For any quries contact IDSP Mob No. 8413095255 or email:nlssu.idsp@nic.in

Issued in public interest by Directorate of Health & Family Welfare

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