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Did India hide its first cases of Zika virus?

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    Posted: May 29 2017 at 9:06pm
Not only is the news about the government hiding a small outbreak of Zika, but it also concludes that India had an outbreak long before it was registered in Nigeria quoting a medical paper written in 1953.

Originally posted by BBC BBC wrote:

Did India conceal its first cases of the Zika virus?

On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said India's health ministry had confirmed three cases of the mosquito-borne virus from the city of Ahmedabad in western Gujarat state.

Authorities in Gujarat said the cases were reported in a bustling neighbourhood between November 2016 and February 2017.....

Even before the first official case of the Zika virus was registered in Nigeria, researchers concluded in a paper published in 1953 that "significant numbers" of people had been exposed to the virus in India. A total of 33 of the 196 people tested for the new disease had immunity.

More than 60 years later, the three cases in India detailed in a statement by the UN health agency included two women, aged 22 and 34, and a 64-year-old man.

The 34-year-old woman delivered a "clinically well baby" on 9 November 2016; the 22-year-old woman was tested positive for the virus in her 37th week of pregnancy. None of the three, according to reports, had travelled outside the country.
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