The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission


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Which of the following BEST illustrates a vehicle of disease transmission?

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1. All of the following are examples of fomites EXCEPT:

2. How do vectors differ from fomites?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand disease transmission. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the different ways diseases can be transmitted.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • A vehicle of disease transmission
  • A fomite
  • Example of a vector
  • A vertical disease transmission example
  • One way a disease can be transferred through direct contact

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on disease transmission
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding different ways diseases are transmitted such as direct contact and vertical disease transmission
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as fomite and vector

Additional Learning

Take the opportunity to view the video lesson titled The Different Routes of Infectious Disease Transmission to learn more. Completing this lesson will help you:

  • Differentiate between horizontal disease transmission and vertical disease transmission
  • Identify what vectors, vehicles and fomites are, and how they relate to disease transmission
  • Examine the different ways people can transmit diseases such as through physical contact