In view of reporting of Zika Virus Disease (ZVD) in the neighboring State of Kerala, it is crucial to intensify the vector control measures in Karnataka also. The current monsoon season supports the wide spread proliferation of Aedes mosquito, which is a vector. for Zika Virus Disease, Considering the prevalence ofAedes aeupti in Karnataka, which is a vector of Dengue, Chikungunya as well Zika, the routine SR activity in rural areas by ASHA & Health Assistants, the Fortnightly SR activity in Urban wards should be implemented on war-footing mode with strict monitoring & supervision. Effective disposal of Solid waste should be given due importance to prevent Aedes breeding in peri-domestic situations.
The following guidelines on Zika Virus disease issued by MOH & FW and Directorate of NVBDCP, Gol is enclosed for reference.
- Guidelines on Zika Virus Disease (issued by MOH & FW, Gol)
- Draft Advisory for intensification of strategies of Mid- Term Plan for Vector Control with focused supervision in all the districts/ Municipalities (By Directorate of NVBDCP, Gol