India Reports New Zika Virus Patients
According to the local media reporting on December 13, 2022, the state health minister of Karnatakasaidd a case of Zika virus disease in Raichur District in November 2022.
And the state health department is on high alert to initiate preventive measures surrounding the patient's residence.
Also, in November 2022, a Zika virus (ZIKV) case was reported in Pune, Maharashtra State.
Pune is located in western India, southeast of Mumbai, and has a population of about 7 million.
The U.K. Advice to visitors to India includes awareness of the type of mosquitoes that transmit ZIKV. If you are traveling to an area where ZIKV infections have been confirmed, you should consider the following suggestions:
- Avoiding mosquito bites, especially if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy,
- Use condoms and contraception if you are sexually active during travel and on your return home for two months (female) or three months (male),
- If you are pregnant, check with your travel insurance company that you (and your baby) are covered under the policy before booking your trip,
As of December 14, 2022, there are no approved Zika vaccines.