West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, and Hepatitis C: The Flaviviridae Virus Family


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How can we distinguish yellow fever from dengue fever?

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1. Which of the following statements about icterus is FALSE?

2. How is hepatitis C transmitted?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combination to test your understanding of the Flaviviridae virus family, including its structure. Practice questions will ask you to distinguish between the types of diseases caused by this viral family, as well as identifying the vectors for transmission of the different virus family members.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of the Flaviviridae virus family, including:

  • How yellow fever is transmitted
  • The definition of icterus
  • How hepatitis C is transmitted
  • The vector for West Nile virus
  • The geographical area where yellow fever is most endemic

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about viral disease in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define icterus, vector, and endemic
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast yellow fever and West Nile virus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Flaviviridae virus family

Additional Learning

Learn more about the Flaviviridae virus family in this interactive lesson. Topics in this lesson are:

  • Structure and transmission of the Flaviviridae virus family
  • Yellow and dengue fever
  • Icterus
  • West Nile virus
  • Hepatitis C virus