The Indian Parliament met in a joint session on March 26, 2002, only the third time in the history of independent India, to pass the controversial Pota (Prevention Of Terrorism Ordinance) aimed at tackling the growing menace of terrorism in the country.
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Since beriberi occurs primarily among populations where polished rice which is deficient in thiamine is used, a diet of thiamine rich foods should be given.
Communicable diseases can be controlled and prevented by adequate measures which involve: 1. Diagnosis 2. Notification 3. Isolation 4. Treatment 5. Quarantine 6. Investigation 7. Disinfection 8. Blocking of transmission 9. Immunization 10. Health education.
Stroke (or apoplexy) is defined as ‘rapid disturbance of cerebral function lasting for more than 24 hours or producing death due to vascular lesion’. The vascular lesion may be:
Tetanus is an acute disease caused by the exotoxin of Claus- tritium tatami. Tetanus is characterized by muscular rigidity and painful spasm of voluntary muscles. The spasm of masseters produces lock-jaw.
Rabies (also called as hydrophobia) is a viral zoonotic infectious disease of the nervous system. The virus is a neurotropic RNA virus. It belongs to the group of radon virus.
Malaria is communicable disease caused by a parasitic protozoa belonging to the genus Plasmodium. Malaria is characterised by periodic chills and fever, enlargement of spleen and secondary anemia.
Influenza is an acute respiratory tract infection. It is caused by influenza virus. Influenza is characterized by sudden onset of chills, malaise, fever, cough and muscular pain. Fever lasts for 1 to 5 days.
Measles is an acute highly infectious disease. It affects infants and children. The causative agent is an RNA paramyxo virus.
The goals of medicine are to promote health, to preserve health, to restore health when it is impaired and to minimise suffering and distress Prevention of a disease includes all these three goals.