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Communicable Diseases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following is NOT a risk factor for contracting a communicable disease?

Question 2 2. What is the difference between a communicable disease and a noncommunicable disease?

Question 3 3. Lice are an example of:

Question 4 4. Which of the following is the best definition of a virion?

Question 5 5. How can a person's immune system contribute to symptoms of disease?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following historical events occurred before the others?

Question 7 7. Ringworm is a disease caused by:

Question 8 8. Which of the following is the BEST definition of a communicable disease?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a type of pathogen that can enter its host and multiply in order to cause an infection?

Question 10 10. What is the difference between a sterilant and a disinfectant?

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Question 11 11. What does an antiseptic do?

Question 12 12. Why are there so many different kinds of antibiotics?

Question 13 13. What kind of disease can be spread from person to person?

Question 14 14. Why is antibiotic overuse such a serious problem?

Question 15 15. Which of the following are present in ALL virions?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

Question 17 17. What is the function of a viral envelope?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is one of the most common ways you can contract a communicable disease?

Question 19 19. Yeasts are a type of:

Question 20 20. The common cold is caused by a:

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Question 21 21. Why was the discovery of germ theory so important?

Question 22 22. Which of the following individuals would be LEAST at risk for contracting a communicable disease?

Question 23 23. Gabriel has full-blown AIDS. He has recently contracted Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) due to his weakened immune system. Gabriel's KS is an example of a(an) _____.

Question 24 24. A disease is present in a population or geographic region at consistent levels and periods of time is:

Question 25 25. Malaria is _____ to Africa but not to England.

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Question 26 26. HIV is a type of:

Question 27 27. _____ occurs when a microbe acquires a gene that allows it to resist the effects of a drug.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is not a type of commercially available vaccine?

Question 29 29. You examine the health statistics from the past five years for X country. The data reveals an average of 3,500 confirmed cases of Influenza B in the month of January for each of those years. This year, approximately 9,000 cases of Influenza B have been confirmed across the country for the month of January. This is considered an epidemic because:

Question 30 30. Why are scientists debating if viruses are living organisms?

Communicable Diseases Chapter Exam Instructions

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