JAIPUR, Oct 14: A total of 55 cases of Zika virus have been confirmed in Jaipur, making it the country's biggest outbreak of the disease to date. Officials sources said that a WHO team will be visiting the city soon to monitor the measures being taken to check the virus outbreak in Jaipur.
Govind Pareek, Public Relations officer, medical and health department, could not confirm when the WHO team is arriving at city. "The team will visit the virus-affected areas of Jaipur and monitor the overall situation," he said.
State health officials have issued directions that starting Sunday, the residents of houses where larvae are found will be penalized. Those not permitting anti-larva measures in their houses will also be penalized.
Health officials have issued strict directions asking doctors to monitor the health of pregnant women who are in their first trimester and are suffering from fever. This is because the virus can impact the growth of foetus's brain in pregnant woman. - IANS