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Indian state detects 14 Zika virus cases


July 10, 2021

Health authorities in India’s southern state of Kerala are on alert after 14 cases of the Zika virus were detected in the region, an official says.

“Zika virus disease is reported in Kerala for the first time. The first case was that of a pregnant woman who is 23 years old,” Kerala’s Health Minister Veena George said.

“The mother delivered a baby and both the mother and baby are keeping well”.

She added that the National Institute of Virology had confirmed another 13 cases out of the 19 samples sent to them on suspicion.

“Most of them are health workers and all the cases have been reported from the Thiruvananthapuram district (capital),” George said.

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