Which one of the following statements is not correct?

[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2019 Prelims]

(a) Hepatitis B virus is transmitted much like HIV.

(b) Hepatitis B. unlike Hepatitis C, does not have a vaccine.

(c) Globally, the number of people infected with Hepatitis B and C viruses arc several times more than those infected with HIV.

(d) Some of those infected with Hepatitis B and C viruses do not show the symptoms for many years.


Answer: (b)        

Explanation:

  • Hepatitis B is a viral illness that causes liver damage and is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
  • It is transmitted through blood and sexual contact. HBV is similar to HIV in terms of transmission.
  • Although there are vaccines to prevent hepatitis B, there is currently no vaccine for hepatitis C. Engerix-B, Heplisav-B, and Recombivax HB are examples of Hepatitis B vaccines available.
  • Some people infected with Hepatitis B and C viruses may not show symptoms for several years.
  • Viral hepatitis B and C are widespread, affecting 325 million people globally, resulting in approximately 1.4 million deaths annually. Hepatitis is nine times more prevalent than HIV.

Consider the following statements:                                                                   The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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Consider the following statements:                                                         The Parliament of India can place a particular law in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The validity of a law placed in the Ninth Schedule cannot be examined by any court and no judgement can be made on it. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

Consider the following statements:                                               

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