Finally our Health Ministry confirms cases of Zika Virus in Gujarat
The Health Ministry on Thursday confirmed that the blood sample collected during laboratory surveillance from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation tested positive for Zika virus. As per the statement issued by the Health Ministry the sample was re-tested at National Institute of Virology, Pune and was further confirmed through positive RT-PCR test and virus sequencing at National Institute of Virology.
This comes 5 days after the WHO issued an official statement of Zika Virus infection in India. Although the Govt. has confirmed that apart from the 3 cases, no other cases have tested positive for Zika Virus, one wonders why the Indian officials took so long to confirm the country's first case of Zika..
Source - MoHFW