10 more people have tested positive for the Zika virus in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh. With this, the total tally has gone up to 89, Chief medical officer of Kanpur City, Dr. Nepal Singh said.
With these 10 news cases, the total tally of cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the Uttar Pradesh district reached 89. 13 cases were reported yesterday.
“Till 6 November, 79 positive cases for Zika virus have been detected in Kanpur district. Health department’s RRT (rapid response team) is visiting the house of every such patient, their vitals are being taken and they are also being told about the precautions to be taken,” Kanpur DM said.
On Friday, 30 more people were tested positive for Zika virus, taking the total number of those infected in the district to 66, including 9 IAF personnel.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday chaired a crucial meeting in view of the rising cases of the Zika virus and instructed officials to speed up sanitization work. Earlier, CM Yogi had directed the health department to ensure strict surveillance and to undertake frequent and extensive door-to-door sanitization and fogging drives to prevent mosquito breeding.
Maharashtra had reported its first case of the Zika virus in August. Earlier, only Kerala had reported cases of Zika virus infection this year.
(with inputs from sources)
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