Zika outbreak in northern India state exceeds 100 cases

0
381

<p

Interested in Zika?

Add Zika as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Zika news, video, and analysis from ABC News.ZikaAdd Interest<pThe number of Zika virus cases has crossed 100 in Rajasthan, a state in northern India where palaces and forts draw large numbers of tourists each year.

<pThe Press Trust of India news agency reports eight new cases were reported from the state capital of Jaipur on Saturday.

<pThe agency says that the new cases come amid a state health department investigation to track the outbreak of Zika in pregnant women in their first trimester.

<pZika symptoms include fever, rashes and joint pain, and the disease has been linked to birth deformities in some cases.

<pThe World Health Organization says that the first case in India was reported from Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat in January 2017.

<pWHO says Zika has been reported in 86 countries.