High Alert Zika Virus Detected

Zika Virus Detected in Karnataka Mosquitoes: High Alert and Preventive Measures Taken

Zika virus detected in mosquitoes in Chikkaballapur district, near Bengaluru Urban

Health authorities hold meetings and instruct officers to manage the situation

Mosquitoes in 68 places across Karnataka tested for Zika virus

Samples collected from six locations in Chikkaballapur district

Zika found in Talakayalabetta village, prompt preventive actions initiated

Blood samples from pregnant women and fever patients sent for testing in Bengaluru

Chikkaballapura District Health Officer confirms Zika virus detection

Zika is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes and can cause various symptoms

Common symptoms include fever, rash, headache, joint pain, red eyes, and muscle pain