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Blood-borne Bacterial Diseases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Without treatment, tularemia that impacts the lungs and other organs kills of patients.

Question 2 2. What is the most common possible route of exposure to Francisella tularensis?

Question 3 3. Outbreaks of epidemic typhus fever are less likely to occur in which type of population?

Question 4 4. What is the primary treatment for Q fever?

Question 5 5. What type of plague would you likely develop after inhaling respiratory droplets containing bacteria from another person?

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Question 6 6. Developing small, flat, pink spots on the extremities several days after a tick bite is an indication that a patient has contracted what?

Question 7 7. Of the three main types of plague, which infects the lungs and is caught by inhaling aerosolized respiratory droplets?

Question 8 8. Diagnosis of Lyme disease is most definitive when

Question 9 9. How is Rocky Mountain spotted fever caused?

Question 10 10. Which of the following statements about plague is accurate?

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Question 11 11. Most people catch anaplasmosis from _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following statements regarding Lyme Disease is TRUE?

Question 13 13. Health officials in a small town hypothesize that a new disease is most likely being spread by an arthoprod vector.Which of the following scenarios BEST fits this hypothesis?

Question 14 14. Anaplasma causes vague, flu-like symptoms, but it is unclear how it does this. What is the current theory for disease symptoms caused by anplasma?

Question 15 15. The three major types of plague are:

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Question 16 16. Usually an arthropod vector transmits parasites through a bite. Rickettsia, the causative agent of Typhus fever, however, can also be transmitted another way. What is the alternative form of transmission for Rickettsia?

Question 17 17. What two species are the primary resevoir hosts for Borrelia burgdorferi?

Question 18 18. Coxiella burnetii is commonly found in:

Question 19 19. Which of the following describes a bubo?

Question 20 20. Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease in the united states uses what arthropod as a vector?

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Question 21 21. Sammy is a healthy twenty-year old who contracts erlichiosis. How would you expect his doctor to treat him?

Question 22 22. An epidemiologist takes parasite samples from typhus victims. Why would this be important to diagnose the type of typhus?

Question 23 23. Steve is a scout leader planning to take his troop on a hike in a tick endemic area. Steve has extensive knowledge in the area of tick bite prevention. How might he counsel his troop members to protect themselves from tick bites?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statements about Toxic Shock Syndrome is FALSE?

Question 25 25. When a pathogen is called highly virulent it means what?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following statements about Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) is TRUE?

Question 27 27. What do we mean when we say an organism is an obligate intracellular pathogen?

Question 28 28. How is Rocky Mountain spotted fever initially diagnosed?

Question 29 29. Most cases of Lyme disease require

Question 30 30. While ticks can transmit Coxiella, the causative agent of Q fever, from animal to animal via tick bites, humans rarely contract Q fever from tick bites. What is the typical mode of transmission in humans?

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