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Union Health Ministry issues advisory to states in view of Zika virus cases from Maharashtra

In response to reported cases of Zika virus in Maharashtra, Dr. Atul Goel, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has issued an advisory urging states to stay vigilant about the Zika virus situation. Zika virus can cause microcephaly and neurological problems in babies born to infected pregnant women. States have been advised to alert clinicians to closely monitor such cases. Health facilities in affected areas or those treating patients from these areas sho...

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