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UP: CM Yogi Reviewed Situation of Communicable Diseases

Utkarsh Classes 13-09-2023
UP: CM Yogi Reviewed Situation of Communicable Diseases Uttar Pradesh 3 min read

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the situation of communicable diseases in the state in a high-level inter-departmental meeting.

Every year in April, July and October, a special campaign is conducted with inter-departmental coordination for effective control of communicable diseases. 

The new phase of the campaign will start in October this year. Along with government efforts, public participation is also important in this. 

Two successful models of encephalitis control and Covid management, useful for the communicable disease campaign. Today there is a dengue testing facility in every district. 

 

What Are Communicable Diseases?

Communicable diseases, which are also known as infectious diseases, are caused by microorganisms that can be transmitted from one individual to another through direct or indirect contact. 

  • These diseases can be transmitted through various means, such as respiratory droplets, contaminated food or water, insect bites, sexual contact, and blood transfusions. 

Some common examples of communicable diseases include 

  • Tuberculosis (Mycobacterium tuberculosis- Bacteria)
  • Malaria (Anopheles mosquito transmits a parasite known as plasmodium)
  • HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Hepatitis (Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E)
  • Measles (Virus)
  • COVID-19 (coronavirus)
  • Common cold (viral)
  • Influenza (Flu) (Influenza virus)
  • Poliomyelitis (Polio virus)
  • Chickenpox (pox virus)

What Are Non-Communicable Diseases?

Non-communicable diseases, also known as chronic diseases or non-infectious diseases, are not caused by infectious agents but are instead the result of various non-infectious factors such as lifestyle choices, heredity, and environmental factors. 

Some common examples of non-infectious diseases include

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Mental health ailments
  • Blindness
  • Obesity

 

 

 

FAQ

Answer: Respiratory droplets, contaminated food or water, insect bites, sexual contact, and blood transfusions.

Answer: Cancer, Diabetes, Asthma, hypertension

Answer: Mycobacterium tuberculosis- Bacteria

Answer: Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Answer: Communicable Diseases
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