Handwara, July 27: Soon after a case of chickenpox was detected in a Puthwari Nawgam in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district a team of doctors were constituted to monitor the ground situation.
Block Medical Officer Langate Dr. Mohammad Hafeez said that initially there were reports that those cases of chickenpox were detected in Puthwari Nawgam.
“However, after proper check up, just a 9 moths male baby a case of the chickenpox was detected. ,” Hafeez said.
Hafeez said that all precautionary measures have been taken up in this regard and the said baby has been kept in isolation at his home.
He added that the situation is under control and different teams of doctors have been constituted to check up children and students of schools as well.
“Close vigil is being kept on the situation and all measures are being taken to avoid spread of the disease,” he said, while requesting people not to believe in rumours and take precautions.
Pertinently, chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It causes an itchy rash with small, fluid-filled blisters.
Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven’t had the disease or been vaccinated against it.