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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Soft tick transmits Q Fever Relapsing Fever

Question 50
Soft tick transmits
a. Relapsing Fever
b. KFD
c. Tick Typhus
d. Tularemia
a. Relapsing Fever
Park 18th Edition Page 574
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The diseases transmitted by various insects are
Ä     Anopheles mosquito
o       Malaria
o       Filaria (not in India)
Ä     Culex mosquito
o       Bancroftian Filariasis
o       Japanese Encephalitis
o       West Nile fever
o       Viral Arthritis (epidemic / polyarthritis)
Ä     Aedes mosquito
o       Yellow fever (not in India)
o       Dengue
o       Dengue Haemorrhagic fever
o       Chikungunya fever
o       Chikungunya haemorrhagic fever
o       Rift Valley fever
o       Filaria (not in India)
Ä     Mansonoides mosquito
o       Malayan (Brugian) filariasis
o       Chikungunya fever
Ä     Housefly
o       Typhoid and paratyphoid fever
o       Diarrhoea
o       Dysentry
o       Cholera
o       Gastro-enteritis
o       Amoebiasis
o       Helminthic infestations
o       Poliomyelitis
o       Conjucntivitis
o       Trachoma
o       Anthrax
o       Yaws
Ä     Sandfly
o       Kala-azar
o       Oriental Sore
o       Sandfly fever
o       Oraya Fever
Ä     Tsetse Fly
o       Sleeping Sickness
Ä     Louse
o       Epidemic Typhus
o       Relapsing Fever
o       Trench Fever
o       Pediculosis
Ä     Rat Flea
o       Bubonic Plague
o       Endemic Typhus
o       Chiggerosis
o       Hymenolepis diminuta
Ä     Black Fly
o       Onchocerciasis
Ä     Reduvid Bug
o       Chagas Disease
Ä     Hard Tick
o       Tick Typhus
o       Viral Encephalitis
o       Viral Fevers
o       Viral Hemorrhagic fevers (eg KFD)
o       Tularemia
o       Tick Paralysis
o       Human Babesiosis
Ä     Soft Tick
o       Q Fever
o       Relapsing Fever
Ä     Trombiculid Mite
o       Scrub Typhus
o       Rickettsial Pox
Ä     Itch-mite
o       Scabies
Ä     Cyclops
o       Guinea Worm
o       Fish Tape worm
Ä     Cockroaches
o       Enteric Pathogens
Self Explanatory
Relapsing fever is also transmitted by Louse
Remember the Mnemonic QRS – Q Fever, Relapsing Fever, Soft Tick