Current affair diary 2/1/2021

Subject: Science and technology


√Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare recently reviewed the status of the disease Kala-Azar in the four states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal.

√A disease caused by infection with leishmania parasites.

√Visceral leishmaniasis is spread by sandfly bites.

√This type of leishmaniasis affects the internal organs, usually the spleen, liver and bone marrow

√symptoms may include fever, weight loss and swelling of the spleen or liver.

√Medication exists to kill the parasites.

√Kala Azar is the 2nd largest parasitic killer in the world after Malaria.

?focus area for prelims 2021:
Kala azar and vector



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