Central team of experts leaves for Kerala to monitor Zika virus situation

A six-member central team of experts left for the southern state to monitor the Zika virus situation in Kerala and assist the state government in case management. The Union Health Ministry gave this information. So far 14 cases of Zika virus have been reported in Kerala. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Luv Agarwal said, 'Some cases of Zika have come from (Kerala). 

A six-member team has been directed to reach there to monitor the situation and assist the state government and assist the state government in managing Zika. These include public health experts, specialists in mosquito-borne diseases, and experts from AIIMS 'etc.' The first case of the mosquito-bite disease in the state was reported in a 24-year-old pregnant woman. According to the state government, the National Institute of Virology (NIV) on Friday confirmed 13 more such cases.