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  1. Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
  2. Syphilis
  3. Chicken Pox
  4. Tapeworm
  5. Small pox
  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 an infection with the tapeworm parasite found in beef or pork. Symptoms: Tapeworm infection usually does not cause any symptoms. However, some people may have abdominal discomfort.
  3. c a bacterial STD that causes ulcers or chancres; if untreated, it can lead to mental and physical disabilities and premature death. It is a common venereal disease caused by the Treponema pallidum spirochete
  4. d Highly contagious viral infection, Symptoms are a body rash and fever.
  5. e an 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".

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a nematode worm parasite that lives in the intestine of humans and animals; females lay their eggs around the anus, which causes itching
  2. 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.
  3. is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
  4. a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms: Arrhythmias, heart dysfunction; Bleeding
  5. a contagious disease that leads to painful swelling of the salivary glands.

5 True/False questions

  1. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)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.


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


  3. Rubellaa viral disease that causes acute encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) in endotherms


  4. Ergotisma rare but serious illness caused by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The bacteria may enter the body through wounds, or they may live in improperly canned or preserved food.


  5. Cryptosporidiosisa disease that is caused by a parasitic blood fluke of the genus Schistosoma and that affects the skin, intestines, liver, vascular system, or other organs