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13 fresh Zika cases confirmed in Kanpur, total rises to 79

By Jasleen Kaur -- November 06, 2021 3:11 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021
With 13 new cases of Zika virus reported in Kanpur on Saturday, the tally of cases of the mosquito-borne disease in Uttar Pradesh district stands at 79 as it stepped up surveillance to check its spread, health officials said.

Dr Anil Nigam, Chief Medical Superintendent, Ursala Hospital, said, "Regularly, our team is inspecting and Municipal Corporation teams have also been deployed for fogging to destroy mosquito breeding points."

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"Zika virus infection is spreading rapidly in Kanpur. In this case, special caution is required. Arrangements have been made in all hospitals for the treatment of the virus-infected people. The health of each patient is being monitored. Surveillance has been improved," health officials said.

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In view of rising cases of Zika virus in Kanpur, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has instructed officials to speed up sanitisation work. "Infection with the Zika virus is spreading rapidly in Kanpur. Considering the seriousness, special caution is required. Dengue testing should also be intensified. Arrangements should have been made in all hospitals. The health of each patient should be continuously monitored," the Chief Minister added.

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-PTC News

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