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Diseases: Really Hard Quiz
Let's see how brushed up you are on your illnesses.
trivia quiz

1Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), or sleeping sickness is transferred to humans by a...
Bite from an infected fly.
Drink from infected water supply.
Infected syringe.
Spell that invokes the demon within.
2Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease refers to...
A non-contagious virus.
Leisions caused by contact with fecal matter.
A skin condition due to malnutrition.
A disease that usually affects the elderly.
3You can infect someone with hookworms...
By washing a wound with lake water that was not boiled first.
By feeding them undercooked meat of any kind.
By exposing their skin to larvae that grew in feces infected soil.
By treating them with the same bandage used by a person infected with gangrene.
4If you are bitten by a human, you ...
Can get as many as 1.0 x 10^9 organisms per ml of saliva transferred.
Should be prepared to bite back (don't choose).
Simply need to wash the infected area with soap and water to avoid infection.
Are more likely to be infected by someone who has HIV than someone who has hepatitis.
Been there, done that! (don't choose)
Fever is usually present and low, but chills are uncommon.
Is most common in adults between the ages of 35-45.
Jaundice develops in 10% of adults with mononucleosis, but in 30% of affected teens.
6The Mediterranean spotted fever...
Is misnamed because there are no visible spots on the human during the course of the illness.
Is transmitted specifically by the dog tick.
Can not be compared to the Rocky Mountain Spotted fever of the United states.
Has an incubation period of 6 weeks.
7Smallpox, an acute contagious disease caused by the variola virus...
Can not occur in those who have been vaccnated for smallpox.
Is never fatal.
Is not infectious during its incubation period.
Has the highest temperature that will occur during the illness at the point the rash appears.
8Yellow fever is a viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF) caused by the Flavivirus yellow fever virus.
The United States Never had a Yellow Fever epidemic.
None of the affected individuals who advance to the toxic phase die from the disease.
Is similar to the chicken pox.
The animal reservoirs for yellow fever are monkeys and mosquitos.
25% of hospitalized patients have urinary catheters inserted. Of these, 10-27% develop UTIs.
I make peepee (don't choose).
UTI's are most common in young men.
Urine released after a prostate massage is useless in diagnosing male UTI's.
10The fifth plague described in the book of Genesis may be among the earliest descriptions of anthrax.

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