In the past few weeks, the virus has been detected in 29 people in Jaipur, capital of the western state of Rajasthan. The state of Bihar is also on alert as one person diagnosed in Jaipur is a native of Siwan district in the northern province and had recently visited home.
It is an emerging disease. Its main cause microcephaly (pregnant women infected) - babies are born with small and undeveloped brain.
India’s health ministry is now closely monitoring the outbreak. “All pregnant mothers in the area are being monitored,” a government statement.
Zika had first broken out in the western state of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu in the south in 2017. This year, the first case in Jaipur was reported on Sept. 22.
The Zika virus, passed by the Aedes mosquito, caused the 2015 epidemic in Brazil and later spread to South America and North America. Incidentally, the Aedes mosquito is also the vector for dengue and chikungunya.
Most people who come in contact with the Zika virus do not show any symptoms, though in a few cases it can cause paralysis. The virus can also pass from mother to foetus during pregnancy, resulting in birth defects in the baby.
Unlike 2017, Indian scientists this time have detected the virus not just in the infected persons but also in mosquitoes in the area, increasing its risk of spreading.
The World Health Organization puts India in category 2 in the classification of Zika’s prevalence, which indicates an ongoing transmission of the virus.
“Basic precautions for protection from mosquito bites should be taken by people traveling to high-risk areas, especially pregnant women,” the WHO advises. “These include use of repellents, wearing light coloured, long-sleeved shirts and pants and ensuring rooms are fitted with screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
Zika virus is mainly spread through mosquitoes because of dirtness and pollution in the environment.
We are planning to appoint 50-80 interns and provide them Rs. 7000 for the whole internship which may vary around 30-40 days.
Our main focus during the internship is to go to the affected areas and organize a camp where doctors will provide them with 70 zika virus test kits which is free of cost and provide hygienic clothes to all.
And financially support them.
Various awareness camps were organized in different areas where all the interns aware about how diseases spread and how to avoid them.
We also spread our awareness through social media.
• Interns :- 80 interns * Rs. 7000 = Rs. 5,60,000
• Zika test medical kits :- 70 Kits * Rs. 4500 = Rs. 3,15,000
• Campaigning costs, travellers, clothes, paid promotions, refreshments to interns :- Rs. 1,00,000
Total cost estimation :- 9,75,000
And rest of the money we will help and donate.