Infectious Diseases: Definition & Types


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Infectious diseases are spread by which of the following methods?

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1. Infectious diseases are caused by _____.

2. Why is Ebola such a dangerous infectious disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of common infectious diseases as discussed in the related lesson. You will be tested on ways to prevent infectious diseases from spreading and the purpose of vaccines, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What causes infectious diseases
  • Purpose of vaccines
  • How infectious diseases are spread
  • Dangers of Ebola
  • Ways to prevent infectious diseases from spreading

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dangers of Ebola
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on infectious diseases
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the causes of infectious diseases

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Infectious Diseases: Definition & Types. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recall examples of different infectious diseases
  • Identify how fungal diseases are spread
  • Learn about the precautions people can take to prevent them from getting infectious diseases
  • Understand what people can do once they have an infectious disease and ways they can help prevent others from getting it