Category Archives: Community Medicine

Body Mass Index latest values to determine obesity.

Body mass Index Underweight – <18.5 Normal – 18.5-24.9 Overweight >25 1.Preobese 25-29.9 2.Obese 1 -30 -34.9 3.Obese 2 – 35 -39.9 4.Morbid obesity >40 WHO has set some recommendations for Asians(to reduce the Obesity limit due to higher cardiovascular …

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CDC categories of potential agents of Bioterrorism.

CDC has divided potential bioterrorism agents into 3 categories Category A, Cat B and Cat C. Category A Easily disseminated and result in high mortality, hence given the highest priority. Anthrax Botulism Plague Small Pox Tularemia Viral hemorrhagic fevers Lassa …

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The WHO treatment regimen for leprosy

Leprosy is a highly infectious disease with low pathogenicity. It is made non infectious by treatment with Rifampicin for 3 weeks and Dapsone for 3 months. WHO recommendations for treatment of leprosy. Multibacillary leprosy 12 months treatment to be completed …

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Vision 2020:Right to sight

Vision 2020:Right to sight, is an internatioonal initiative started by WHO in 1999 along with Task force of International NGO’s. It aims at dealing with 5 major conditions which cause blindness. Cataract Childhood blindness Trachoma Refractive errors and low vision …

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Mosquitoes and their eggs

Anopheles Eggs- In flowing water,with lateral floats ,laid singly. Culex eggs- Raft shaped,in groups Aedes- Cigar shaped,in groups Mansoni -Star shaped,beneath around water plants. Anopheles larvae- Free living lie parallel to surface. Adult anopheles sits at an angle to the …

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Saturated and Unsaturated Oils

Coconut Oil Butter Palmoil(MUFA-44) Cottonseed oil Margarine Groundnut Oil Soyabean Oil Sunflower seed Oil Safflower Oil Corn Oil Saturated fats Very bad for health.Content of saturated fats decreases from top to bottom in the list. So Cocunut Oil(92%),butter and Palmoil …

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Confusing terms In community medicine

Control,Elimination,Eradication Control-Equilibrium between agent,host and environment.Different for different countries Elimination- Interruption of all transmission from a geographical area. eg:Measles and Polio eliminated from many western countries. Eradication- Extermination of the infectious agent from the face of earth eg:Small pox. Tip:Getting …

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