In Kerala, three more people have tested positive for the Zika virus, bringing the total number of active cases to 51

Thiruvananthapuram: Three more people in Kerala have tested positive for the Zika virus, bringing the total number of cases to 51.

Palode, Sreekanteswaram, and the capital city are all in the Thiruvananthapuram district.

Only 5 of the 51 cases are active, according to Health Minister Veena George.

The minister added that everyone’s health is fine and there are no concerns.

The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College’s virology lab.

The Health Department has taken steps to test those who have had close contact with the patient’s blood. Those who lived with the patient are also being watched for signs of illness.

Mild fever and edoema (swelling caused by excess fluid trapped in the body’s tissues) are the most common Zika virus symptoms. Redness in the eyes, muscle aches, and fatigue are all possible side effects for some people. Symptoms can last anywhere between two and seven days.

In addition, efforts to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds in the region have been stepped up.

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