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Human infectious diseases

Broaden your mind and let's be hygeinic out there! 20 Questions.

 
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1

E.coli 0157 causes a dangerous syndrome especially in young children called...?

  • Scarlet fever
  • Haemolytic-uraemic syndrome
  • Thrombocytopenic purpura

2

Yellow fever is caused by a ...?

  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa

3

Which insect carries the pathogen that causes sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis)?

  • Mosquito
  • Flea
  • Tsetse fly

4

Roughly what proportion of people carry the bacteria that causes the dangerous disease meningococcal meningitis in their throat?

  • <1%
  • 10%
  • 50%

5

Which of the following statements about viruses is NOT true?

  • Viruses require living cells to multiply
  • Viruses are in general larger than bacteria
  • Viruses are usually inactivated by handwashing with soap and warm water

6

Match the transmissable agent with the disease that it causes

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Cold sores
  • Syphilis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Scarlet fever

Right

  • Mycobacterium
  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Streptococcus
  • Treponema pallidum

7

Which of the following is NOT caused by a bacterial infection?

  • Scarlet fever
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted fever

8

In which of the following countries is malaria NOT endemic?

  • Australia
  • Morocco
  • India

9

Which of the following drugs are active against some viruses?

  • Aciclovir
  • Penicillin
  • Erythromycin

10

Ebola and Marburg fevers are examples of what?

  • Skin infections
  • Viral haemmorrhagic fevers
  • Encephalitis

11

Which of these viral illnesses is most likely to kill you?

  • Chicken pox
  • Measles
  • Rubella (German measles)

12

When was rabies last transmitted to a human by a dog bite in the United Kingdom?

  • 1902
  • 1942
  • 1982

13

From what animal did the last human being to contract rabies in the UK get it from?

  • A hedgehog
  • A rat
  • A bat

14

A parvovirus causes a trivial illness in children called Fifth disease, or

  • Rubella
  • Roseola
  • Slapped cheek illness

15

What is the incubation period of chicken pox?

  • 4-7 days
  • 11-19 days
  • 21-28 days

16

The Mantoux test measures immunity to which important transmissable disease?

  • Influenza
  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis

17

The 1918 influenza pandemic killed approximately how many people?

  • 1 million
  • 10 million
  • 50 million

18

Which of the following is not thought to be caused by a transmissable agent (in humans)?

  • Leukaemia
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Cervical cancer

19

Which of the following is thought to be transmissable, probably by a poorly understood agent called a "prion"?

  • Alzheimers disease
  • Parkinsons disease
  • Creutzfeld Jacob disease

20

What does infection with "Helicobacter pylori" predispose to?

  • Heart disease
  • Dementia
  • Ulcers

 

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