Consider the following statement about Zika virus disease:

  1. The disease is spread through the bite of infected Culex mosquitoes 
  2. Zika can spread through saliva or urine

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

First statement is incorrect because the disease is spread through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Culex mosquitoes do not transmit the Zika virus.

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