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Zika Virus

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 Virus The Zika virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquito. The Aedes mosquito also spreads ..

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” like A. aegypti and A. albopictus. The name of the virus comes from ..

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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 facts Samples of 13 persons, suspected to be positive with Zika virus, have been sent to National Institute of Virology in Pune. Symptoms of this viral infection include fever, skin ..

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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 knowledge and best practices locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This will help to prevent ..

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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 report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue ..

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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, which also contains the Zika virus, dengue virus, and yellow fever virus. The World Health ..

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