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5 Matching questions

  1. Giardiasis
  2. Mononucleosis
  3. Strep throat
  4. Polio
  5. MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  1. a a type (strain) of staph bacteria that does not respond to some antibiotics that are commonly used to treat staph infections.
  2. b A diarrheal illness caused by that parasitic protozoan Giardia lamblia and characterized by intestinal cramping and diarrhea
  3. c caused by Group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is the most common bacterial infection of the throat. Symptoms may be mild or severe. You usually start to feel sick about 2 to 5 days after you come in contact with the infection.
  4. d a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis.
  5. e a viral infection causing fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands, especially in the neck.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a viral disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in endotherms
  2. fungal, poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products, characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and craming and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs
  3. an infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints
  4. a virus of the family Flaviviridae. Part of the Japanese encephalitis antigenic complex of viruses, it is found in both tropical and temperate regions. It mainly infects birds, but is known to infect humans, horses, dogs, cats, bats, chipmunks, skunks, squirrels, domestic rabbits, crows, robins, crocodiles and alligators. The main route of human infection is through the bite of an infected mosquito.
  5. Immune system disease caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) which over a period of years weakens the capacity of the immune system to fight off infection so that weight loss and weakness set in and other afflictions such as cancer or pneumonia may hasten an infected person's demise.

5 True/False questions

  1. Pertussis (whooping cough)a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)


  2. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fevera viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms: Arrhythmias, heart dysfunction; Bleeding


  3. Choleraa viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis.


  4. Chlamydiasisa common sexually transmitted infection in humans caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. The term can also refer to infection caused by any species belonging to its bacterial family. It is found only in humans. It is a major infectious cause of human genital and eye disease.


  5. Small poxan infectious disease unique to humans, caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. The disease is also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera, which is a derivative of the Latin varius, meaning "spotted", or varus, meaning "pimple".


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