NEW DELHI, Oct 9: The Health Ministry has confirmed 22 cases of Zika virus in Rajasthan, stressing that precautionary measures are being taken by the Centre followed by daily monitoring.
"A total of 22 positive laboratory-confirmed cases have been detected. A control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to undertake regular monitoring of the situation," said the ministry in a statement.
It said the present outbreak in Rajasthan's capital Jaipur was detected through the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) surveillance system and all suspected cases in the defined area and mosquito samples are being tested.
According to the ministry, a 7-member Central team was deputed to Jaipur following detection of the first case. - IANS