Acute Viral Infections: Symptoms & Treatment


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Which of the following are examples of an acute viral infection?

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1. A person recently visited the tropical jungles in Africa. They return with a fever, chills, and a headache. What is one way the doctor could decide if the infection is Ebola or yellow fever?

2. What is the difference between a chronic viral infection and an acute viral infection?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on this quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of viral infections such as influenza, yellow fever and Ebola. You will be tested on how to recognize symptoms that distinguish one infection from another, possible treatments, the difference between chronic and acute viral infections, and more.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet questions cover:

  • How to distinguish Ebola from yellow fever
  • Possible treatments for Ebola and influenza
  • The definition of acute vs. chronic viral infections

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of acute viral infections to identify which of a given list of illnesses falls into that category
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as acute viral infection and chronic viral infection
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to explain what measures doctors can take to treat the Ebola virus

Additional Learning

To learn more, study Acute Viral Infections: Symptoms & Treatment to find out more. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the insect that carries the yellow fever virus
  • Describe the symptoms for influenza, yellow fever and Ebola
  • Explain what an incubation period is