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Kanpur witnesses a steep rise in Zika cases; over 100 affected by the virus so far

With 16 news cases recorded yesterday, the cumulative tally of Zika infections in Kanpur has crossed the 100 mark. As of Monday, a total of 17 children and one pregnant woman had tested positive with Zika, read the reports. According to Dr. Nepal Singh- the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kanpur, these fresh cases were recorded in Harjinder Nagar, Pokharpur, Tiwaripur Bagiya and Qazi Khera localities in the Chakeri hinterland.

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New Zika virus cases reported in Kanpur

Kanpur reported one more case of Zika virus on Monday, taking the total tally up to 11. The patient is a 42-year-old woman from Shiv Katra. Her samples, which had been sent to the King George Medical University in Lucknow, and the National Institute of Virology in Pune, came back positive.

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