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India: Kerala reports 5 fresh Zika virus cases

Web Report/Thiruvananthapuram
Filed on July 15, 2021

The total tally has risen to 28 in the state's outbreak.

Five more people in Kerala have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, taking the state's case tally to 28, health minister Veena George informed on Thursday.

Of the five new cases, two have been reported from Anayara, and one each from Kunnukuzhi, Pattom and East Fort.

As part of efforts to reduce the spread of the mosquito-borne disease, the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation and other district administrations have intensified preventive activities.

"They will do fogging for the next seven days, and a control room has started functioning from the DMO office," George had told reporters yesterday.

A Zika Virus cluster had been identified within a three-kilometre radius of Anayara locality in Thiruvananthapuram, the health minister informed on Wednesday.

The first case of the virus was reported in Kerala on July 9.

A high alert has been flagged in all districts regarding the mosquito-borne virus.

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