Diseases Caused by Houseflies


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The most common way to get infected by a pathogen transmitted by a housefly is to _____.

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1. Houseflies are a vector for _____.

2. Houseflies spread diseases like cholera, typhoid fever, and salmonellosis that are caused by what kind of pathogen?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking this quiz is a fast and easy way to assess your knowledge of diseases caused by houseflies. You should be prepared to answer questions about ingesting housefly larva and other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on the following:

  • The most common way to get infected by a pathogen transmitted by a housefly
  • Houseflies as a vector
  • The type of pathogen that causes diseases like Cholera, Typhoid fever, and Salmonellosis
  • Risks associated with ingesting housefly larva
  • The best way to stop the spread of diseases by houseflies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the pathogen that causes Cholera and other diseases
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on diseases caused by houseflies, like the risks of eating larva
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about stopping the spread of diseases by houseflies

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on this topic, be sure to review the lesson titled Diseases Caused by Houseflies. Here's the type of information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Examples of protozoan infections
  • Symptoms of infections caused by houseflies
  • The definition of 'helminth'
  • Disease prevention strategies