“There has been a surge in cases of the Zika virus and the health department has formed several teams to contain the spread,” Dr Nepal Singh, chief medical officer of Kanpur district in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, told Reuters.
“There is one woman who is pregnant and we are paying special attention towards her.”
The first Zika case in the industrial city of Kanpur was detected on October 23 and the number of cases has increased over the past week.
“People are testing positive because we are doing very aggressive contact tracing,” said Prasad.
Authorities were increasing their surveillance of the outbreak and eliminating breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that transmit the virus, Singh said.