What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms


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Aspergillus is a _____

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1. Sarah is walking in the woods, and she inhales some Aspergillus mold spores. What should she do and why?

2. Which of the following is NOT a place where Aspergillus is typically found?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of what aspergillosis is and where the aspergillus spores are typically found. Students will be tested on risk factors for aspergillosis and what happens when people breath in aspergillus spores.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Aspergillosis
  • What happens when most people breathe in aspergillus mold spores
  • Location aspergillus is typically found
  • Symptoms of aspergillosis
  • Risk factors for aspergillosis

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the aspergillosis lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the risk factors for aspergillosis
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what happens when most people breathe in aspergillus mold spores

Additional Learning

To learn more about this mold that can result in disease, review the lesson on What is Aspergillosis? - Fungal Infections & Symptoms. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify what aspergillus spores are and where they are typically found
  • Review the two ways this pathogen can turn into an infection
  • Learn about how aspergillus spores affect people
  • Recall the difference between pulmonary aspergilloma and invasive aspergillosis
  • Understand the treatment options for aspergillosis