Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change


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Identify the statement that correctly describes the movement of Zoonotic diseases.

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1. Which of the following statements is true?

2. Which of the following is NOT true of waterborne diseases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The increase in the Earth's temperature is leading to the spread of three types of diseases, and this quiz/worksheet will test your understanding of their definitions and reasons why they are spreading.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Correct statements about infectious diseases
  • Waterborne diseases
  • Reason humans are a big factor in the spread of diseases
  • Reason the bird flu can spread easily
  • Zoonotic diseases

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related diseases and environmental change lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as zoonotic diseases and waterborne diseases
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding human impact on the spreading of diseases

Additional Learning

To learn more about the effects of environmental change on the presence of diseases, review the lesson titled Emerging Diseases Linked to Environmental Change. This lesson does the following:

  • Explains how environmental changes caused by humans are causing more diseases
  • Defines infections diseases, waterborne diseases, and zoonotic diseases
  • Describes how changes in water, man-made structures, and rain are increasing diseases
  • Gives reasons why birds and pigs are spreading diseases
  • Provides a link between human population growth and the increase in the spreading of diseases