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5 Zika patients in Rajasthan slip quarantine

DNJAI93761 | 10/11/2018 | Author : Amit Bhatt | WC :390 | City-Jaipur

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In a revelation that can have horrifying consequences, DNA has found that many Zika patients are roaming freely in Rajasthan and in the nearby states. A total of 32 people have been officially declared Zika positive after the first case was diagnosed in Jaipur about three weeks ago. The Zika virus is transmitted mainly through the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
During a visit by a high-level central team on Tuesday, state Medical and Health Department officials assured of implementation of systems and processes for containment and quarantine of suspected and infected patients. Veenu Gupta, additional chief secretary of the Medical and Health department said that a micro-plan, involving personnel of different departments, was in motion
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