Jaipur, Oct 9 (PTI) As many as 29 persons, including three pregnant women, have been tested positive for Zika virus in Shastri Nagar locality of Jaipur so far, an official said Tuesday. Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Veenu Gupta told reporters that 29 persons have been tested positive for Zika virus in the city and efforts are on to contain the spread of the virus.Also Read - Rajasthan Road Transport Union to go on Strike on Oct 27 Over 11 Pending Demands

She said several Health Department teams conducted household surveys in Shastri Nagar area, where fogging was done besides taking up other measures for the vector control. The officer said blood samples of 450 people, including 168 pregnant women were taken for examining the presence of Zika virus and 29 of them were tested positive. Also Read - REET 2021 Today: Mobile Internet, SMS Services Suspended in THESE Districts of Rajasthan

She also said the Centre’s Vector Borne Disease Control Programme team was presently in Jaipur to monitor the situation. Also Read - Travel Guide For Jaipur - Things to do, Foods to Try And Exciting Places to Explore

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