Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus. It was first identified in Uganda in 1947. It is a flavivirus. (Flavivirus belong to the family of Flaviviridae. It is a positive strand RNA virus). It was first identified in monkeys.About Zika VirusThe ..
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First Zika virus case reported in U.P
First case of Zika Virus was reported from Kanpur in the state of Uttar Pradesh on October 24, 2021.What is Zika Virus?Zika virus is a member of the Flaviviridae virus family. It is spread by daytime-active called named “Aedes mosquitoes” ..
Tags: Dengue fever • First Case of ZIka Virus in Uttar Pradesh • Zika fever • Zika virus
Month: Current Affairs - October, 2021
Zika virus cases reported in Kerala
Amid the surge in covid-19 cases in State, Kerala has officially confirmed its first case of Zika virus, which is a mosquito-borne viral infection.Key factsSamples of 13 persons, suspected to be positive with Zika virus, have been sent to National ..
Tags: Aedes mosquitoes • epidemic diseases • First Case of ZIka Virus in Kerala • Zika virus
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
United Nations approves Epidemic Preparedness Day
Context in Current Affairs: The United Nations General Assembly recently approved the resolution that proclaimed to mark December 27 as the the International Day of epidemic preparedness.The day is to be marked to facilitate exchange of information, transmission of scientific ..
Tags: Bird Flu • Bubonic Plague • COVID-19 • Epidemics Preparedness Day • Measles
Month: Current Affairs - December, 2020
HDFC ERGO launches Mosquito Disease Protection Policy
HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has recently launched the ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the ..
Tags: Dengue fever • Epidemiology • Medicine • Mosquito • Mosquito-borne disease
7-year-old boy from Kerala diagnosed with WNV feve
The West Nile Virus (WNV) fever is a mosquito-borne viral infection, which is rare in India. It is a single-stranded RNA virus that causes West Nile fever. It is a member of the family Flaviviridae, specifically from the genus Flavivirus, ..
Tags: Flaviviridae • Flaviviruses • Medicine • Neglected diseases • RTT