Three cases of the deadly Zika virus have been reported in Ahmedabad on Saturday. The World Health Organisation confirmed that the infected persons include a pregnant lady as well, who belongs to Bapunagar area of the city.
Dr. Deepak Saxena, Professor, Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) Gandhinagar, said that it is time to show concerns round the clock. “The government has taken measures to curb malaria and even started a campaign for it but the government got so involved in it that other diseases were ignored,” said Dr. Saxena.
The WHO has set up a task force to check the growing virus around the globe. It also says that mosquitoes should be eradicated by all means and to prevent Zika, mosquitoes should not come in contact with the Zika.
It also recommends using insecticides to get rid of mosquitoes, only those insecticides which are authorised by WHO. It also said that pregnant women need to take special care.
The organisation directs people to use repellents, light coloured clothes, long sleeve shirt, pants and says one must ensure to prevent mosquitoes from entering rooms.