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Approximately, 200 Suspected Cases of the Virus were Tested at King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai, & this is the 1st 1 that has Tested Positive.

A 27 Year-old Person from Krishnagiri District of Tamil Nadu has Tested Positive for the Zika Virus, State Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan said at a Review Meeting on Monday. The Patient has Recovered Completely & doing well, he added.The Patient is from N. Puttur, Natrampalayam Panchayat, & was Treated as an Outpatient at a Primary Health Center.  He had Developed Fever, Headache, Redness of the Eyes & Weakness. All Routine Investigations for Dengue, Chikungunya & Leptospirosis Tested Negative. The Case was Diagnosed on July 1.Samples from 3 other Fever Cases in the Area Tested Negative.  This is the 1st Case of Zika Reported in Tamil Nadu. In May, a few Positive Cases were Reported from Gujarat. Over 40,000 Tests for Zika have been done in India so far.

Zika is a Viral Disease Transmitted by the Aedes Mosquito, the 1 Responsible for Dengue.

Approximately, 200 Suspected Cases of the Virus were Tested at King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai, & this is the 1st One that has Tested Positive.

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