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4) Discuss what is West Nile Virus; its causes and spread along with Long-Term Outcomes of Human West Nile Virus Infection. Suggest what can be India’s best defence.(250 words)

Topic:  Issues related to health.

4) Discuss what is West Nile Virus; its causes and spread along with Long-Term Outcomes of Human West Nile Virus Infection. Suggest what can be India’s best defence.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article captures stock of the public health measures for controlling West Nile Virus. It reports upon the case study  from Malappuram District of Kerala suffering from West Nile Virus (WNV).

Key demand of the question:

Discuss causes, spread, transmission, symptoms, prevention and treatment of west Nile Virus, discuss what measures should India take to prevent the prevalence of such disease epidemics.

Directive word:

DiscussThis is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce by stating the current conditions of the prevalence of the virus in India.

Body:

In brief discuss – what is west Nile virus?, origin, causes of the virus manifest. Then discuss its spread , methods of transmission, What is India’s preparedness with respect to it. What should India do to manage such epidemics and mitigate them well within time.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward – suggest steps to overcome.