Consider the following statements:

  1. In tropical regions, Zika virus disease is transmitted by ‘the same mosquito that transmits dengue.
  2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus disease is possible

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2017 Prelims]

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2


Answer: (c)        

Explanation:

  • Zika virus disease is spread by the same Aedes species mosquito responsible for transmitting dengue and chikungunya viruses in tropical regions. Therefore, statement 1 is correct.
  • Zika can be transmitted through mosquito bites, as well as intrauterine infection, and can be sexually transmitted even if the infected person is asymptomatic, as stated in statement 2.

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