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Disease Origins Study Guide Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between a sterilant and a disinfectant?

Question 2 2. An invading pathogen multiplies within your body prior to causing any signs or symptoms of disease. Which stage of disease development is this?

Question 3 3. _____ refers to the degree of pathogenicity of a microbe.

Question 4 4. Which of the following groups is an example of systemic diseases?

Question 5 5. The number of microbes necessary to kill 50% of a population infected with that microbe is known as _____.

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Question 6 6. A relationship between different species of organisms where one organism benefits while the other isn't harmed nor helped is referred to as _____.

Question 7 7. A relationship between two different species of organisms where one benefits and the other is hurt is known as _____.

Question 8 8. How can a person's immune system contribute to symptoms of disease?

Question 9 9. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

Question 10 10. The Spanish Flu of 1918 was an example of a(n) _____.

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Question 11 11. Which of the following statements about the period of convalescence is FALSE?

Question 12 12. Microbes that reside within or on the body of a person, some of which are beneficial to survival, are called:

Question 13 13. Amy contracted E. coli after dining at a restaurant where the chef did not wash his hands properly after a bowel movement. She ended up with a fever, severe stomach cramps, and diarrhea. This is an example of:

Question 14 14. What is a term for mosquitoes transmitting a disease such as the Zika virus?

Question 15 15. How can we distinguish virulence from pathogenicity?

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Question 16 16. A disease or condition of long duration that takes a long time to develop and progress is known as a(n):

Question 17 17. A disease that results after and as a consequence of a primary disease is known as a(n):

Question 18 18. Some of the bacteria that may cause a nosocomial infection are _____.

Question 19 19. Two or more organisms of a different species living in a relationship where all benefit is referred to as _____.

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT a location where human flora reside?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following is a type of pathogen that can enter its host and multiply in order to cause an infection?

Question 22 22. The most likely agents to cause a nosocomial infection include:

Question 23 23. A hospital-acquired infection is referred to as a _____.

Question 24 24. Eileen kept having recurring cases of strep throat and was missing a lot of school. Her mother found out that Eileen's teacher had been letting the students get drinks from the water fountain with cups brought from home. The children were reusing the cups and never taking time to wash them. The cup in Eileen's desk contained the _____ for her strep throat.

Question 25 25. What is an example of sanitation?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

Question 27 27. Emily is on her way to visit a friend in a hospital. She's healthy, but as she's walking towards the hospital she trips, opening a small wound in her leg. Does she have a high likelihood of getting a nosocomial infection? Why or why not?

Question 28 28. What is the ability of a microbe to cause disease known as?

Question 29 29. Not washing your hands while in a hospital would most likely _____.

Question 30 30. You start to feel sick but have yet to experience the full onset of clinical signs and symptoms. Which stage of disease is this?

Disease Origins Study Guide Chapter Exam Instructions

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