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Pathogenesis, Disease Prevention & Control Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. 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 2 2. Phagocytes do this to any foreign invader they don't recognize.

Question 3 3. Steroids suppress the immune system by:

Question 4 4. This term is used to describe a foreign substance that induces an immune response.

Question 5 5. What is the difference between genotyping and serotyping?

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Question 6 6. If you were looking under a microscope and trying to identify whether a sample contained Yersinia pestis, what characteristics would you expect to find?

Question 7 7. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

Question 8 8. An immunization is an injection of a weakened microorganism that is given to you so your body will produce which of the following?

Question 9 9. What is the general term we use for the army of defending cells that keep your body safe from infection and disease?

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 medications would be the safest option to use for some minor aches and pains caused by a sports injury?

Question 12 12. What is the most accurate definition of surgical asepsis?

Question 13 13. Malaria is _____ to Africa but not to England.

Question 14 14. When is surgical asepsis practiced?

Question 15 15. What is the most important principle regarding sterile technique?

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Question 16 16. In the United States today, plague exposure is exceedingly rare. However, every year a small number of people are infected and develop the plague. What animal would be the most likely carrier of the disease?

Question 17 17. Heidi was recently diagnosed with gout and prescribed prednisone by her physician. How will this type of medication reduce her inflammation?

Question 18 18. What steps are included in the pathogenesis process?

Question 19 19. Since spring began, Marty has experienced sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose. He recently was tested for allergies and was prescribed Benadryl to help suppress the inflammation in his body. Benadryl is an example of a/an _____.

Question 20 20. How do you determine the pathogen that got you sick?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following structures regulate our body's temperature?

Question 22 22. What is the technical term for fever?

Question 23 23. Which of the following represents a breach in sterile technique thereby compromising surgical asepsis?

Question 24 24. Which type of white blood cell makes antibodies?

Question 25 25. Which component(s) needs to be surgical aseptic before a procedure can begin?

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Question 26 26. What type of plague would you likely develop after inhaling respiratory droplets containing bacteria from another person?

Question 27 27. How do epinephrine and cortical steroids cause leukocytosis?

Question 28 28. What is pathogenesis?

Question 29 29. The three major types of plague are:

Question 30 30. Which of the following is NOT associated with fever?

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