- PRO/AH/EDR> Zika virus (11): India
Sun, 25 Nov 2018 20:55:38 -0500
Zika virus -- India
Following India's 1st outbreak of Zika infections in Rajasthan in September 2018, Madhya Pradesh has now reported a 2nd one, with 6 districts affected.
The virus has been linked to birth defects in 5-15 percent of children of infected mothers. Such birth defects include an abnormally small head (microcephaly), eye damage, shortened muscles and joints, and hearing damage. This is why the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that in areas with ongoing Zika transmission, pregnant women