Zoonotic infections


Zoonotic infections

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 40%
Ease of Revision 7.15 / 10

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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