The Differences Between Infection and Disease


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Gabriel has full-blown AIDS. He has recently contracted Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) due to his weakened immune system. Gabriel's KS is an example of a(an) _____.

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1. Which of the following is a disease NOT caused by an infection?

2. How can a person's immune system contribute to symptoms of disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess a disease of unknown causes and infectivity. Quiz questions primarily concern definitions of terms related to infection and disease in a multiple choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Root cause of a disease
  • Disease of unknown cause
  • Infectivity
  • Abnormally shaped protein that causes disease
  • Information about diseases, infections and pathogens

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related disease and infection lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what infectivity is
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about an abnormally shaped protein that causes disease

Additional Learning

To learn more about diseases and infections, review the accompanying lesson called The Differences Between Infection and Disease. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what an infection is and its cause
  • Review what a disease is and how it changes the body's normal function
  • Learn how diseases are not always caused by infections
  • Recall what opportunistic infections are and how they affect the body
  • Understand how people who are immunocompromised are more vulnerable to infections than others