Male Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, which spread the Zika virus. Photo: Reuters/Ma Qiang/Southern Metropolis Daily
Thiruvananthapuram: Two more people have tested positive for the Zika virus in the state taking the total reported cases of the infection to 37, of which 7 are active, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said on Monday.
A 41-year-old woman from Kattaikonam, Thiruvananthapuram and a doctor (31) from Kumarapuram were diagnosed with the virus, she said in a release.
The virus was confirmed in tests conducted at the virology lab of the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, the minister said, and added that the health of all the infected persons was satisfactory presently.
On July 16, a meeting was held by state revenue minister K. Rajan and George on working together, along with the local self-government department, for preventing the spread of communicable diseases and to strengthen the sanitation committees at the ward level.