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22 Zika virus cases in western India

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Health Desk: 10th Oct’18: India has reported its third Zika virus outbreak in the western state of Rajasthan since January 2017, where 22 people have tested positive and no death were reported Tuesday.

Indian Health Ministry in a statement said, "Till date, 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".

A senior official said all the 22 cases are from state capital Jaipur. "Some of these victims are migrant workers from eastern states like Bihar. Fortunately, there have been no reports of any deaths till now," he added.

Local media reports said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a report on the Zika virus outbreak in Rajasthan.