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29th October 2021 (5 Topics)

First Zika virus reported in UP

  • Zika virus is a mosquito-borne Flavivirus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in monkeys.
  • It was later identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • The first recorded outbreak of Zika virus disease was reported from the Island of Yap (Federated States of Micronesia) in 2007.
  • In March 2015; Brazil reported a large outbreak of rash illness, soon identified as Zika virus infection, and in July 2015, found to be associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

    What is Zika Virus disease? Discuss the steps taken by the Government to check the spread of Zika virus disease in India. (150 Words)

    Approach:

    • Introduce by defining Zika Virus
    • Enumerate how Zika affects humans
    • Enumerate the steps taken by the Government to control the spread of the virus
    • Conclusion

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