Monday, October 22, 2018

Uttar Pradesh on high alert for Zika virus; AAI to monitor passengers showing symptoms

After the number of cases of Zika virus hitting a new high, an alert has been sounded in Uttar Pradesh. The Department of Communicable Disease in Uttar Pradesh has asked the Airport Authorities of India (AAI) to keep an eye on incoming passengers to the state.

They were told to pay special attention to passengers complaining of fever, maculopapular rash, eye redness and other symptoms of the virus.

The alert has been sounded at the Lucknow Airport and the other airports in the state, reports Hindustan Times.

"The guidelines regarding Zika virus will be fully implemented. We will carry out anti-mosquito drives in the city with the help of district malaria officer," Indramani Tripathi, the municipal commissioner of Lucknow, was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
22/10/18 Nandita Natrajkumar/IBTimes

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