ZIKA CASES IN RAJASTHAN REACH 55
JAIPUR/ NEW DELHI: More cases of Zika virus were detected in Jaipur on Saturday taking the total number of infected people to 55, a Rajasthan health department official said.
The figure was issued by the department after a review meeting chaired by the additional chief secretary (medical and health) Veenu Gupta.
The official said of the total patients, 38 are doing fine after treatment. Union Health Ministry officials said fresh mosquito samples have been collected from various parts of Jaipur by a team of the National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR).
Rajput Hostel on Station Road was quarantined from Friday evening after six students were found to be zika positive. Two policemen have been deployed outside the gate to stop students from going out.
With the central bus stand at Sindhi Camp situated just 300 metres away from Rajput Hostel, the risk of the infection spreading from the hostel remains high.