Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission


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What is the most likely vector for transmission of viruses to humans in the Arenaviridae virus family?

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1. Which of the following statements about the viruses of the Arenaviridae family is TRUE?

2. Why is the Lassa virus dangerous?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the characteristics surrounding this deadly virus by clicking through this quick quiz. Be prepared to answer several questions about the Arenaviridae family.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will answer questions pertaining to:

  • How the Arenaviridae virus gets transmitted to humans
  • What the Lassa virus causes
  • Characteristics of the Arenaviridae virus
  • Inflammation of the brain

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding transmission of the Arenaviridae virus and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a true statement about the viruses of the Arenaviridae family
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on these viruses and their symptoms

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson titled Lassa Virus and Bloody Fever: Arenaviridae Structure, Disease, and Transmission to find out more. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what the Lassa virus is
  • Identify where the virus originates
  • Explain how the virus manifests itself in the body
  • Describe what the new Lujo virus has done so far
  • Know the difference between encephalitis and meningitis