Kerala constitutes new action plan to combat Zika virus; Thiruvananthapuram reports 13 new cases
In Kerala, State Health Minister Veena George has informed that the State has constituted a new action plan to combat Zika virus as 13 new cases were reported in the state capital,
Thiruvananthapuram today. All districts have been cautioned. All necessary preventive measures will be adopted in those areas where the virus infection is suspected.
Mosquito control is the most effective preventive mechanism. Pregnant women upto 4 months are under the high risk category. Hence all pregnant women upto 5 months of pregnancy and with fever should be tested that they are not affected by the virus.
The primary symptoms include fever, headache, body pain and red rashes. The Minister also communicated that there is no need for excessive fear, but just that the public need to be cautious.