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The Disease Process Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Which of the following BEST describes a close relationship between living organisms of two different species?

Question 2 2. Candida is a form of yeast that exists naturally in a person's genitourinary and gastrointestinal tracts. Candida does not typically cause harm to the body, but instead lives in a peaceful co-existence with its host. This is an example of:

Question 3 3. Which of the following does NOT occur during the period of illness?

Question 4 4. A relationship between two different species of organisms where one benefits and the other is hurt is known as _____.

Question 5 5. 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) _____.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is NOT a location where human flora reside?

Question 7 7. 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 8 8. Carter has worms in his intestines and beneficial bacteria in his gut. How would we distinguish the relationships he has with these two life forms?

Question 9 9. Which of the following BEST illustrates a vehicle of disease transmission?

Question 10 10. The number of microbes necessary to kill 50% of a population infected with that microbe is known as _____.

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Question 11 11. Some of the bacteria that may cause a nosocomial infection are _____.

Question 12 12. What is an example of sanitation?

Question 13 13. A relationship between different species of organisms where one organism benefits while the other isn't harmed nor helped is referred to as _____.

Question 14 14. The Spanish Flu of 1918 was an example of a(n) _____.

Question 15 15. Which of the following reflects disease transmission by direct contact?

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Question 16 16. The most likely agents to cause a nosocomial infection include:

Question 17 17. How do vectors differ from fomites?

Question 18 18. A disease or condition of long duration that takes a long time to develop and progress is known as a(n):

Question 19 19. A disease that results after and as a consequence of a primary disease is known as a(n):

Question 20 20. How would you classify an epidemic of a particularly virulent disease that spreads to large parts of the world's continents?

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Question 21 21. What does an antiseptic do?

Question 22 22. All of the following are examples of fomites EXCEPT:

Question 23 23. 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 24 24. The number of microbes necessary to infect a host in 50% of a sample population is known as _____.

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

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Question 26 26. Both Chad and Paula were unknowingly infected with rabies from a raccoon on the same day. Chad started developing symptoms three days later, while Paula became ill one month after exposure. Why did it take longer for Paula to develop symptoms of the disease?

Question 27 27. A disinfectant:

Question 28 28. Malaria is _____ to Africa but not to England.

Question 29 29. _____ refers to the degree of pathogenicity of a microbe.

Question 30 30. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

The Disease Process Chapter Exam Instructions

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