The Hazards of Working With Animals


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What is the condition Visceral Larva Migrans caused by?

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1. What is Cutaneous Larva Migrans caused by?

2. Which of these is an example of personal protective equipment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the dangers that can present themselves during the handling and treatment of animals. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the use of personal protective equipment, the transmission of certain diseases from animals to humans and steps to take to prevent infection.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Roundworms and the threat they pose
  • Hookworms and the risks they present
  • Personal protective equipment
  • General precautions to be taken when dealing with animals

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the dangers of working with animals
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about protection from the dangers of working with animals in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as visceral larva migrans, cutaneous larva migrans and fecal sample
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the dangers of working with animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about the the risks involved, read through the brief lesson on the dangers of working with animals. This lesson should help you:

  • Determine what dangers, in addition to bites, kicks and scratches, there may be while working with animals
  • Differentiate between visceral and cutaneous lava migrans
  • Investigate various types of zoonotic diseases
  • Illustrate common precautions you can take to prevent injury or infection when dealing with animals