Diseases & National Health Programme
Which of the following is not helpful in preventing dracunculiasis: (AIIMS Nov 12)
|A||Mass mebendazole treatment|
|B||Active search for new cases|
|C||Education regarding water hygiene|
|D||Filtering of drinking water|
Dracunculiasis can be eradicated by taking following measures:
a. Provision of safe drinking water
b. Active search for new cases
c. Control of cyclops
d. Health education of public in matters pertaining to boiling or sieving drinking water through a double thickness cotton cloth for personal protection.
e. Prevention of water contamination by infected persons
f. No drug is suitable for effective mass treatment. However infected persons are treated with niridazole, mebendazole or metronidazole.