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Three Zika cases are found in India after random tests

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: (Published 31 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2654

Re: Three Zika cases are found in India after random tests.

It is reassuring to read (WHO) that Zika transmission in India is low.

Although the authorities, both in India and at the WHO remain silent, I must point out the risk to foreigners visitng Gujerat, India, of sexually aquiring the virus in chance encounters. One assumes that the fear of malaria makes the foreigners keep their torso covered in that part of the world. However, they will not think of protecting their pudendal area with a bit of rubber or plastic when indicated.

Is it too much to expect NHS England or PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND, to spread the message?

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 June 2017
JK Anand
Retired doctor
Free spirit