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ZIKA virus case in Mumbai

The first case of Zika virus case has been reported in the M-West ward of Chembur, Mumbai.

The identified patient is a 79-year-old man who suffered from fever, cough, and stuffy nose from

19 th July 2023. The patient has now recovered and was discharged on 2 nd August 2023. On

contact tracing, no other positive patient has been identified. Previously, very few cases of Zika

virus have been reported in India. In 2021, a Zika virus infection was confirmed in a 24-year-old

pregnant woman, resident of Kerala. In the same year, a 50-year-old woman from Maharashtra’s

Belsar tested positive. In 2022, a 7-year-old female student in Zai, Talasari was diagnosed with

Zika virus.

 
Source:
 
https://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-zika-virus-in-mumbai-know-about-its-warning-signs-
symptoms-and-prevention-tips-3057364
 
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/health-news/zika-virus-detected-in-
mumbai-know-about-the-disease-and-its-symptoms/photostory/103014638.cms?from=mdr
 
https://indianexpress.com/article/health-wellness/zika-virus-mumbai-what-are-signs-symptoms-
and-prevention-measures-8906785/