Medical Terminology of Major Viruses


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Shingles occurs when the virus that causes ______ becomes active again.

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1. Which viral infection is known as the kissing disease?

2. A virus is a small piece of _____ or ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will go over the important terms used in the study of viruses. Check out the questions for important pieces of information to look out for in the lesson. Some things you'll be tested on include components of viruses and diseases caused by viruses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll be tested on:

  • Shingles
  • The kissing disease
  • The make-up of viruses
  • Encephalitis

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the terminology related to viruses
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand major terms like shingles and encephalitis
  • Knowledge application - Apply the knowledge you've gained about viruses and the diseases they cause to answer relevant questions

Additional Learning

To learn more about viruses, view the corresponding lesson called Medical Terminology of Major Viruses.This lesson covers the following topics:

  • What viruses are made of
  • Varicella zoster
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Rabies