Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention


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Why is it important to positively identify Ehrlichia infection?

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1. Which of the following BEST provides an example of the way in which most people become exposed to Ehrlichia?

2. Sammy is a healthy twenty-year old who contracts erlichiosis. How would you expect his doctor to treat him?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the main cause of Ehrlichiosis, how is it diagnosed and how can it be prevented? These are among the topics you will be quizzed on with this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • The reason why it is important to identify 'Ehrlichia' infection
  • How one is most commonly exposed to 'Ehrlichia'
  • The treatment for Ehrlichiosis in otherwise healthy patients
  • Why the diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis is difficult
  • The ability to recognize true statements about tick bite prevention

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Ehrlichiosis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about tick bites in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how tick bites can be prevented and treated

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this disease via the accompanying lesson called Human Ehrlichiosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Get an overview of ticks and the bacteria they can carry
  • Define Ehrlichiosis
  • Note the types of bacteria that lead to this disease and the type of tick that commonly carries them
  • Relate the symptoms of Ehrlichiosis