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Dedicated anti-Zika drive to cover all the shelter homes in Lucknow

In an effort to contain the spread of Zika virus in Lucknow, the Women and Child Development department is working its way to keep shelter home inmates safe from this vector-borne disease. According to the officials, the administration is undertaking various preventive measures under the ambit of the recently launched initiative. As per the District Probation Officer of Lucknow, the department is planning to initiate fogging drives at shelter homes to eliminate the risk of infection.

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Kanpur witnesses a decline in Zika virus cases; no new case recorded in the last 24 hours

The spread of Zika virus has finally taken a downward slope in Kanpur as no new cases of this mosquito-borne infection were reported in the city yesterday. According to the officials of the UP government, the Zika situation has improved in Uttar Pradesh as no fresh infections were detected in Kanpur, Kannauj and Lucknow in the last 24 hours. As of now, there are 96 active cases in Kanpur while Lucknow has recorded 3 cases to date.

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Surveillance and containment measures in place in Lucknow for Zika Virus patients

Following the diagnosis of Lucknow's first Zika Virus cases on Friday, the administration has begun the work to check the spread of the disease. Measures such as containment zones, door-to-door surveillance and monitoring, specialised health infrastructure and awareness campaigns are being implemented to combat the virus.

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Amid rising Zika Virus Cases in UP, advisory issued for hospitals in Lucknow

Last Monday, the health department issued an advisory for hospitals in Lucknow for the screening, treatment and prevention of Zika Virus cases. The directions given require the hospitals to scan all patients who have returned from a country where Zika Virus cases are being reported and are showing symptoms like fever, rashes on the skin, pain in muscles or joints, red eyes or a headache. This has been done because of the rising number of cases in Uttar Pradesh.

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