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Illnesses and Diseases Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How do vectors differ from fomites?

Question 2 2. Which of these is the least effective strategy for reducing the risk of contracting an STD?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements is FALSE about primary prevention?

Question 4 4. Identify the FALSE statement about risk factors

Question 5 5. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

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Question 6 6. General ways to help with chronic illness management include all of the following EXCEPT FOR:

Question 7 7. A disease is present in a population or geographic region at consistent levels and periods of time is:

Question 8 8. What is a common side effect of a chronic illness and can affect up to one-third of those who suffer from chronic illnesses?

Question 9 9. Malaria is _____ to Africa but not to England.

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

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Question 11 11. Why is abstinence the most effective way to protect yourself from contracting a sexually transmitted disease?

Question 12 12. The most likely agents to cause a nosocomial infection include:

Question 13 13. You start to feel sick but have yet to experience the full onset of clinical signs and symptoms. Which stage of disease is this?

Question 14 14. When acute stress hits, what happens to the digestive process?

Question 15 15. Not washing your hands while in a hospital would most likely _____.

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Question 16 16. 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 17 17. How does horizontal disease transmission differ from vertical disease transmission?

Question 18 18. A chronic illness is best described as:

Question 19 19. Primary prevention does not help avoid which condition?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is a type of pathogen that can enter its host and multiply in order to cause an infection?

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Question 21 21. Identify the strategy that is NOT a primary prevention behavior for dental care.

Question 22 22. Some of the bacteria that may cause a nosocomial infection are _____.

Question 23 23. Which of the following risk factors is controllable?

Question 24 24. Which of the following characteristics are NOT associated with a chronic illness?

Question 25 25. These sores that develop in the mucous membrane of the intestinal tract were once thought to be caused by stress.

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Question 26 26. 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 27 27. Which of the following STDs can be prevented by a vaccine?

Question 28 28. 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 29 29. An invading pathogen multiplies within your body prior to causing any signs or symptoms of disease. Which stage of disease development is this?

Question 30 30. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

Illnesses and Diseases Chapter Exam Instructions

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