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Preparedness, surveillance and response

Would have tested if we knew, say doctors

Some Indian doctors expressed consternation that the Gujarat authorities have known about three Zika cases and did not make the information more widespread. A physician in Bapungar was quoted as saying he’d seen what he thought were a few cases of severe dengue which he would have tested for Zika had he known. Gujarat’s health commissioner said the NIV Pune has yet to give a report on the gene sequencing of the virus to pinpoint its origin. He added that the first Zika case detected in November 2016 was only confirmed by the NIV on January 4th 2017, still not fully answering why the lack of transparency

May 29, 2017
Times of India, Economic Times

WHO says India reports cases of Zika virus

India has reported cases of the Zika virus, WHO said, on May 15th India’s health ministry reported three confirmed cases from the western state of Gujarat, these cases were detected during testing in February and November last year, while one was detected in January, according to a health ministry statement

May 27, 2017
Reuters, Hindu Business Line, Hindu, Business Standard

Zika hit India in January, Government kept silent

Almost six months after three cases of the deadly Zika virus were reported from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the World Health Organization has finally made the information public, the Indian health ministry is yet to comment on the issue and there are questions as to why was only one case acknowledged in an answer to parliament given by the government on March 17th when they were aware of at least three cases at that point

May 27, 2017
DNA India, Scroll , Reuters
May 28, 2017
Times of India

H1N1 killed 854 in Gujarat last 5 years

Since 2012 swine flu has claimed at least five lives every eleven days in the state, with the peak being 2015, when 517 people lost their lives to the disease. This year there have already been nine deaths, six in Rajkot and three in Ahmedabad. Officials said 8,834 people tested positive for swine flu from 2012 to 2016, which is nearly five patients hospitalised with swine flu daily in the state

March 31, 2017
The Times of India