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Which of the following statement/s is/are correct regarding ‘Zika disease’?

1. Zika virus disease is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes.

2. Till date no vaccine or medicine has been proven effective against Zika disease.

3. Mild fever, skin rash, muscle and joint pain are some of the symptoms of the zika virus disease.

1. 1 only
2. 2 and 3 only
3. 1 and 3 only
4. 1, 2 and 3

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : 1, 2 and 3

The correct answer is 1, 2 and 3.

  • Zika Virus
    • Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes which bite during the day.
    • Symptoms are generally mild and include fever, rash, muscle, and joint pain.
    • Most people with Zika Virus infection do not develop symptoms.
    • It was first identified in 1947 in monkeys and later it was identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania.
    • It is also transmitted from mother to fetus during pregnancy, through sexual contact, transfusion of blood and blood products, and organ transplantation.
    • There is no treatment available for Zika virus infection.

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