Zoonotic infections


Zoonotic infections

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 159%

You may get 1 or 2 questions from this Chapter.

The good thing is, this chapter overlaps with Microbiology, and covering this one chapter can assure you upto 12 marks.

Question Pattern

This topic is easy to score from, if you remember random facts.

(That’s a bulk of Medicine practice anyway )

The questions focus on natural history of various zoonoses.

Remember to brush up Causative agent, vectors, incubation period, mode of transmission for

  • Rickettsia
  • Rabies
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Kala-Azar
  • Kyasanur Forest disease
  • Nipah Virus

Rabies Vaccination is another favorite topic, that’s easy score from.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Incubation Period of yellow fever
  • Aedes Aegypti index
  • Yellow fever Vaccination -Validity
  • Reference Centres for yellow fever in India
  • Japanese Encephalitis – transmission, lifecycle
  • JE- Amplifiers of virus
  • Classification of Rickettsial diseases
  • Scrub Typhus – transmission
  • Kala Azar endemic areas
  • Leishmania – Basics
  • Method of choice for diagnosis of Kala-azar
  • Nipah virus – transmission
  • Aedes Aegypti index

Suggested Revision

Get the following things hammered into your brain.

  • Classification of Zoonoses
  • Classification of Rickettsial diseases
  • Rabies virus -Taxonomy, Vaccination
  • Classification & Treatment of Bite Wounds
  • Flea Indices
  • Causative agent, vectors, incubation period, mode of transmission of the various zoonoses

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