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Trypanosoma Cruzi

Which of the following tropical disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma Cruzi?


Hantavirus

Consider the following statements with reference to the Hantavirus:

  1. The hantaviruses are a family of viruses that spread in rodents and to humans from rodents.
  2. Hantaviruses belong to the order called Bunyavirales and have 12 families.

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H1N1 Virus

Consider the following statements:

  1. H1N1 virus is a subtype of influenza B virus that is the most common cause of human influenza.
  2. It is an orthomyxovirus that contains the glycoproteins haemagglutinin and neuraminidase.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?


Postpartum Haemorrhage

Consider the following statements with reference to the Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH):

  1. Postpartum haemorrhage is defined as a blood loss of 500 ml or more within 24 hours after birth.
  2. PPH is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries, and the primary cause of nearly one quarter of all maternal deaths globally.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Recently, China approved the world’s first multi-targeting and carbohydrate-based drug GV-971 for Alzheimer’s disease. Consider the following statements about the Alzheimer’s Disease:

  1. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of Anterograde amnesia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
  2. The disease course is divided into four stages-with a progressive pattern of cognitive and functional impairment.
  3. The possibility of Alzheimer’s increases as the age of the population increases.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Elimination Of Infectious Childhood Killer Diseases

Recently, the member-countries of the World Health Organisation (WHO) South-East Asia Region have resolved to eliminate highly infectious childhood two killer diseases at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia in Delhi. What are those two diseases?


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