# Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Course of Action - Section 1 (Q.No. 1)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

• (A) If only I follows
• (B) If only II follows
• (C) If either I or II follows
• (D) If neither I nor II follows
• (E) If both I and II follow.

1.

Statement: A large number of people in ward X of the city are diagnosed to be suffering from a fatal malaria type.

Courses of Action:

1. The city municipal authority should take immediate steps to carry out extensive fumigation in ward X.
2. The people in the area should be advised to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Explanation:
Clearly, prevention from mosquitoes and elimination of mosquitoes are two ways to prevent malaria. So, both the courses follow.
Discussion:
8 comments Page 1 of 1.

Malaria is caused not only by mosquito bites but also by:

- an organ transplant.
- a transfusion.
- use of shared needles or syringes.

So, I think the answer is A.

Stuti said:   3 years ago
@All.

Here, They already have contracted malaria, there's hardly any sense to fumigate, also 2 can't follow as the problem is with people who have already contracted it.
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Gautam kumar kushwaha said:   3 years ago
Fumigation does not affect people if they follow a simple rule. People living in a rural area must have noticed fumigation.

Sneha said:   8 years ago
Fumigation is done by the government of India. It is free. It is a way of killing mosquitoes.

Michael said:   9 years ago
You cannot fumigate a ward while there are people INSIDE it! You may as well say "Burn down the hospital". Whoever wrote these questions is/are thick.
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John Lambe said:   9 years ago
@Indhuja,

I take it that fumigation is a method of killing mosquitoes using a gas. (I didn't know whether this was feasible while there were people in the area).

It's a bad question because it requires knowledge of malaria and mosquitoes, and therefore is not purely a logical reasoning test.

Also, if someone reasoned that neither action follows because the population reduction from malaria is desirable, they wouldn't be illogical - they just be a psychopath.

Max Chalmers said:   10 years ago
The statement mentions nothing about mosquito bites causing malaria so how can II follow?