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5 Matching questions

  1. Potato Blight
  2. Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
  3. Mumps
  4. Ringworm
  5. Cholera
  1. a caused by dinoflagellates producing saxitoxins that cause toxicity by binding to a molecule that is required for nerve and muscle activity
  2. b a contagious disease that leads to painful swelling of the salivary glands.
  3. c Phytophthora infestans is an oomycete that causes this serious potato disease.
  4. d an infection of the small intestine that causes a large amount of watery diarrhea. Symptoms: Abdominal cramps; Dry mucus membranes or mouth; Dry skin; Excessive thirst; Glassy or sunken eyes; Lack of tears; Lethargy
  5. e infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. Symptoms are initially mild, and then develop into severe coughing fits, which produce the namesake high-pitched "whoop" sound in infected babies and children when they inhale air after coughing. The coughing stage lasts for approximately six weeks before subsiding.
  2. a nematode worm parasite that lives in the intestine of humans and animals; females lay their eggs around the anus, which causes itching
  3. an infectious disease due to a type of bacteria called Bacillus anthracis. Infection in humans most often involves the skin, gastrointestinal tract, or lungs.
  4. a 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. associated with exposure to estuaries inhabited by toxin-forming dinoflagellates, including members of the fish-killing toxic Pfiesteria complex (TPC), Pfiesteria piscicida and Pfiesteria shumwayae. Humans may be exposed through direct contact with water or by inhalation of aerosolized or volatilized toxin(s). The five cases reported here demonstrate the full spectrum of symptoms experienced during acute and chronic stages of this suspected neurotoxin-mediated illness. The nonspecific symptoms most commonly reported are cough, secretory diarrhea, headache, fatigue, memory impairment, rash, difficulty in concentrating, light sensitivity, burning skin upon water contact, muscle ache, and abdominal pain.

5 True/False questions

  1. Kurua contagious disease that leads to painful swelling of the salivary glands.


  2. Malariaa fatal disease of sheep characterized by chronic itching and loss of muscular control and progressive degeneration of the central nervous system


  3. SchistosomiasisCommon in the Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys and in caves. Grow as mold and become aerosolized when soil is disturbed. Usually presents as pneumonia.


  4. Peptic Ulcer Diseaseit causes the most common ulcer of an area of the gastrointestinal tract that is usually acidic and thus extremely painful. It is defined as mucosal erosions equal to or greater than 0.5 cm. As many as 70-90% of such ulcers are associated with Helicobacter pylori, a spiral-shaped bacterium that lives in the acidic environment of the stomach; however, only 40% of those cases go to a doctor. Ulcers can also be caused or worsened by drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and other NSAIDs.


  5. Chicken PoxHighly contagious viral infection, Symptoms are a body rash and fever.


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