Pankaj Chourasiya, 22, from Siwan, is the first person from Bihar to have been diagnosed with the zika virus infection.

Pankaj studies computer science in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and a Bihar government official said he had contracted the virus there. He is admitted in Sawai Man Singh Hospital at Jaipur.

Zika is a contagious disease that mostly spreads through bite of the same mosquito that causes dengue.

The infected person should be kept in isolation.

Human to human transmission of the zika virus happens only in specific circumstances. (See chart)

Once the health department was notified about Pankaj on Sunday by the central surveillance unit of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme at the Centre, it went into panic mode. A team was sent to the…

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