6 Zika Virus Cases Detected In Pune; 2 Pregnant Women Tested Positive

Two new Zika virus cases have been detected in Pune on Monday.

by Shreya Ghosh
6 Zika Virus Cases Detected In Pune; 2 Pregnant Women Tested Positive

Punekars are worried about the Zika virus as the city recently reported new cases. On Monday, two new cases have been detected. The total tally of patients testing positive for this virus in this city has reached six. With the virus spreading around the city, people are becoming alarmed and conscious. What are the latest updates on patients? How are their health conditions? Let’s find out the answers to these questions.

New Zika Virus Cases Are Getting Detected In Pune

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According to a report by The Economic Times, the first two patients who were detected with Zika virus infection were a doctor and his daughter. The two patients and the 46-year-old doctor and his daughter belong to the same location in Pune.

After the health officials were notified about the first two patients testing positive, they began to inspect the area well. To get accurate results, the officials also took samples from people in that area for testing and finding results. Currently, the total number of Zika virus-infected patients in Pune is six. As the testings will increase, the number may rise as well.

An official recently shared that two pregnant women were detected with this infection. One of them is from Erandwane and she tested positive on Friday, according to a report by the Deccan Herald. The next woman found her positive results on Monday. She is currently 12 weeks pregnant. The news of two pregnant women is indeed frightening considering their present health conditions. However, the good news is that they are not facing any symptoms of this infection and are doing fine too.

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More About The Patients

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The health officials collected a total of 25 samples and 12 among these belonged to people residing in the Erandwane area. The rest of the samples came from Mundhwa. The six patients testing positive for Zika virus are a 46-year-old doctor, his 15-year-old daughter, a 22-year-old young man, a 47-year-old woman, and also the two pregnant women discussed earlier.

While sharing necessary updates about Zika virus infections in Pune, the official added that the 22-year-old man and 47-year-old woman live in Mundhwa.

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Punekars, stay safe and avoid areas which may be mosquito breeding sites.

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