Q. With reference to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) consider the following statements:
1.It can be transmitted from human to human and from animal to human.
2.Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) is used to detect the virus.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is also known as Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever. It can be transmitted from human to human and from animal to human.

 

Statement 2: antibody-capture Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) assay are used to detect Ebola virus.

Source: India Today