The trace of first Corona patient was found in Kerala. And on July 7, 2021, almost 4 years later, the first patient infected with the Zika virus was found in Kerala. Earlier in 2016, Zika was found to be infected in three laboratories in Bapuji Nagar, Gujarat. It is learned that this time the virus has been found in the body of a 24-year-old girl in Kerala. Mother and newborn are healthy, the news from the media coverage. According to the Kerala Health Department, samples of 13 suspected Zika patients were sent to the Pune Institute of Virology. From there, the virus was found in the body of the young woman from Thiruvananthapuram.
According to the health department, the girl was admitted to a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on June 26 with fever, headache and red spots on her body. That’s when doctors suspected the young woman was probably Zika positive. Her sample was collected and sent to the Pune laboratory. Meanwhile, she gave birth to an infected child on Wednesday.
Preliminary investigations divulged that the mother had no history of foreign travel. Their home is in a village on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border. A weekend ago, his mother had the same symptoms. According to the state health department, the officials of the state vector control unit visited the village as soon as the body of the girl was found in the parshala of Thiruvananthapuram. They have had taken necessary measures to stem infection from being augmented. Samples of Aedes mosquitoes were collected from that village and sent to the laboratory. The health department has had given warning to the surrounding districts.
It is known that this Zika virus causes viral infections. Aedes aegypti is a carrier of dengue and chikungunya. The virus can also be transmitted to humans by having un-protected vaginal, anal or oral intercourse. In 1947, the virus was first detected in the body of a monkey in Uganda. Five years later, the human body became infected with the Zika virus. But in 2015, the virus first deployed to the island of Yap in the Pacific Ocean. And in 2015, the Zika virus spread like an epidemic in Brazil. That’s when the study found that children infected with the virus were born with small heads and immature brains.
Nonetheless, there is no news of death in this virus. If only pregnant women are affected, the risk to the mother and child may increase. However, the epidemic in Brazil has caused symptoms in Guillain-Barré. These symptoms can lead to neurological problems and can be fatal.