Alert: 3 Zika infection cases confirmed in India

The World Health Organisation said that they received information from India about three cases of Zika infection. The first case was detected in January in Pune. The WHO release said: ‘The routine laboratory surveillance detected a laboratory-confirmed case of Zika virus disease through RT-PCR test at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The etiology of this case has been further confirmed through a positive RT-PCR test and sequencing at the national reference laboratory, National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune on 4 January 2017.’