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The Disease Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What does the incubation period refer to as far as the disease process goes?

Question 2 2. Jackson has been ill for about a week. Shortly thereafter, his symptoms lessen as his immune system begins to control the pathogen. At which stage of the disease process does Jackson find himself?

Question 3 3. What are vaccinations, vector control, antiseptics, and sanitation all considered to be?

Question 4 4. What does vector control refer to?

Question 5 5. What component of a vaccination makes it so effective?

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Question 6 6. Which of the following accurately illustrates an epidemic?

Question 7 7. When does commensalism occur?

Question 8 8. Which of the following exemplifies mutual flora?

Question 9 9. If Martha is infected by a microbe with high pathogenicity, what does this signify?

Question 10 10. If a disease has a low infectious dose, 50%, what do you know about it?

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Question 11 11. Researchers have discovered a new disease and they're testing it to determine its lethality. They test the disease and determine that it has a low LD50. What does this mean?

Question 12 12. Which of the following diseases is caused by the human papillomavirus and hinges on the horizontal disease transfer process?

Question 13 13. Which of the following constitutes both a secondary and a systemic disease?

Question 14 14. Which of the following could possibly constitute a nosocomial infection?

Question 15 15. What does a nosocomial infection refer to?

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Question 16 16. At which point can an individual be said to have contracted a bacterial infection?

Question 17 17. Which of the following, caused by yeast, might indicate a disease and an infection?

Question 18 18. At which point can an individual be said to have developed a bacterial disease?

Question 19 19. Which of these most accurately describes bacteria, viruses, parasites, lifestyle habits, and genetics?

Question 20 20. The most likely agents to cause a nosocomial infection include:

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Question 21 21. Which of the following reflects disease transmission by direct contact?

Question 22 22. Which of the following groups is an example of systemic diseases?

Question 23 23. Microbes that reside within or on the body of a person, some of which are beneficial to survival, are called:

Question 24 24. Which of the following does NOT occur during the period of illness?

Question 25 25. How can a person's immune system contribute to symptoms of disease?

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Question 26 26. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

Question 27 27. What is the difference between a sterilant and a disinfectant?

Question 28 28. The number of microbes necessary to infect a host in 50% of a sample population is known as _____.

Question 29 29. A relationship between different species of organisms where one organism benefits while the other isn't harmed nor helped is referred to as _____.

Question 30 30. A hospital-acquired infection is referred to as a _____.

The Disease Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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