The districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chamarajanagara, bordering Kerala, have been requested to be extra vigilant.
“In view of reporting of Zika Virus Illness (ZVD) within the neighboring State of Kerala, it’s essential to accentuate the vector management measures in Karnataka additionally. The present monsoon season helps the widespread proliferation of Aedes mosquito, which is a vector for Zika Virus Illness,” a round by the Commissionerate of Well being & Household Welfare Providers mentioned.
Contemplating the prevalence of “Aedes aegypti” in Karnataka, which is a vector of Dengue, Chikungunya in addition to Zika, it mentioned, the routine surveillance exercise in rural areas by ASHA and Health Assistants, the fortnightly surveillance exercise in City wards needs to be applied on war-footing mode with strict monitoring and supervision.
Efficient disposal of stable waste needs to be given due significance to forestall Aedes breeding in peri-domestic conditions, it added.
The round signed by Well being Commissioner Dr Ok V Trilok Chandra additional instructs all of the District Vector Borne Illness Management Officers (DVBDCOs) to make sure sure actions as preparedness in the direction of prevention and management of Vector Borne Illnesses like ZVD, that embody intensifying built-in vector administration.
Noting that the ZVD presents with signs like fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, joint ache, and so on, the round mentioned, journey historical past or go to of the visitors may additionally be thought of for suspecting the ZVD and the samples collected from suspected circumstances needs to be despatched to National Institute of Virology (NIV), Bengaluru for testing.
Throughout UltraSound Scanning for pregnant girls, due focus needs to be given for presence of Microcephaly, it mentioned, including if detected, the serum pattern of the pregnant girls, additionally in case of newborns and their moms, have to be collected and despatched to NIV for testing.
Guaranteeing availability of logistics comparable to adulticide and larvicide in any respect ranges, as much as villages, are among the many intervention measures which can be to be applied successfully, within the curiosity of public well being.