There were two people who had proven positively on the Zika virus during the last 10 days in the Bhopal Madhya Pradesh area, the officers said on Tuesday, as the number of people suffering from the disease was set to 109 in the state.
The deceased – a 18-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman – suffered from the "virus" and other "serious" diseases. So, they can not say they have died because of Zika, they explain.
"We can not say that these deaths are due to the Zika virus as both of the deceased suffer from multiple serious disorders, except having a test (positive) to Zika," said senior health minister.
The virus has infected 109 people, and 34 of them are pregnant women, the officers said.
On November 5, 18-year-old died because of septic shock. He was diagnosed with dengue and encephalitis with herniation of the brain, except being proven for the Zika virus, they said.
In the second case, the 23-year-old woman, who died also due to septic shock, was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus, apart from the virus. He died in the first week of November, the officers said.
Both deaths were reported from the Bhopal area, the officers said.
People have proven positively about the Zika virus in seven regions of Madhya Pradesh. This includes 44 cases reported by Bhopal, 20 Sehore, 29 from Vidisha, two of them by Sagar and Hoshangabad, and one for each of Narsinghpur and Raisen.
On Tuesday, a central team of the state was sent to review the situation and assist Madhya Pradesh's government to repeat measures and action plan implemented in Jaipur and Ahmedabad to include the disease, the senior officer said.
The first case of the Zika virus was reported in India in Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second in the Krishnagiri area of Tamil Nadu in July of that year. Both these cases were successfully included through intensive supervision and vector control.
During the latest cases of the virus in the country, the first case led on 22 September, when an 85-year-old woman proved positive for the virus in Jaipur. Since then, the number of Zika cases has risen to 153 in Rajasthan.
In Madhya Pradesh, an intense screening exercise is carried out and vector control measures are intensified. The government has also announced councilors to area administrations to take steps to check mosquito breeding.
The state health department has advised pregnant women not to go to the affected areas.
The Zika virus, transmitted by the mosquitoes of Aedes aegypti, causes fever, skin, contamination, muscle pain and with it.
Pregnant women are damaging, as it can lead to a micro-imbalance, a condition where a baby's head is significantly less than expected, in newborn children.
The vision under the supervision of the Union's health ministry even though the British Public Health Emergency is no longer under the WHO notice since November 18, 2016.