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Three Zika cases are found in India after random tests

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2654 (Published 31 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2654
  1. Sophie Cousins
  1. New Delhi

Three cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus have been confirmed in the western Indian state of Gujarat, the World Health Organization has said, adding that efforts should be made to strengthen surveillance.

The cases, which included a 34 year old woman who had just given birth and a pregnant 22 year old, were detected during random testing from November 2016 to February this year in Gujarat’s capital city, Ahmedabad. None of the patients had travelled …

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