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Alert at Benapole to prevent Zika virus

Title:Alert at Benapole to prevent Zika virus

February 6, 2016. Jessore, Bangladesh. [DrikNEWS] - High alerts have been issued at Benapole land port to prevent Zika virus so that no one can enter into Bangladesh from India with the virus. Immigration police and health workers were seen to work in this regard. They are conducting initial test with thermal scanner provided by health department. They have also increased surveillance in the area. Three assistant health workers were seen to work in the Benapole check post. They included sub assistant community medical officer, assistant health inspector and NGO official. The WHO declared the Zika virus disease reported in the Americas region as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. The virus, first discovered in Uganda in 1947, is spread through bites from c, the vector for dengue that infected higher number of people in Delhi and Dhaka last year. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis. The illness is usually mild with the symptoms lasting a week. There is no vaccine for Zika virus disease. At the moment, the Central and Latin Americas have been hit the hardest, with more than three million reported cases of infection last year, according to the Pan American Health Organisation. Photos: Firoz Gazi/DrikNEWS

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