At least 32 people, including three pregnant women, have tested positive for Zika in Jaipur and the health ministry has said the outbreak was under control.
The teams have so far surveyed 43,000 houses and the state government is also ramping up efforts to raise awareness about the virus and how it can be prevented. "I want to assure citizens of India that everything is under control and there is no need to panic", Health minister JP Nadda said.
Cases of Zika virus were reported from Jaipur. "It is our continuous surveillance process going on and wherever we will come across such cases, we will adhere to our protocol to wipe it". The first case was reported on September 24. Officials said a control room has been activated at the National Centre for Disease Control in New Delhi to undertake regular monitoring of the situation.
Apart from DB Gupta and Veenu, animal husbandry additional chief secretary Khemraj Choudhary, national health mission chief Naveen Jain, medical education secretary Ashutosh Pednekar, SMS Medical College principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari and other officials were present at the meeting.
As of March 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there were at least 90 countries and territories with active Zika virus transmissions. Both outbreaks were "successfully contained", the government said. If there are symptoms, they typically appear a few days to a week after exposure, although the precise incubation period is not known, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. The virus was first discovered in 1947. There is now no vaccine to the virus which can cause severe birth defects in unborn children.
It is the third such outbreak in India, with the first in the western city of Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in July 2017.
The WHO says although Zika causes only mild symptoms in most people, it sometimes causes complications including microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Although the virus is mostly spread by mosquitoes, it can also be sexually transmitted.