The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease


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Bluetongue disease mainly affects _____.

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1. Colorado tick fever virus is spread by ticks and causes a condition called Colorado tick fever. If a human gets bitten by a tick carrying this virus, they may experience what?

2. The rotavirus is transmitted from person to person through the orofecal route. Which of the following BEST explains why handwashing is critical in the prevention of the disease?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the reoviridae virus family. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include Colorado tick fever virus and bluetongue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • What does bluetongue disease affect
  • Where is Colorado tick fever virus usually found
  • How is Colorado tick fever transmitted
  • Number one cause of severe diarrhea in infant and children
  • Characteristics of Bluetongue disease

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about the diseases mentioned in the lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the rotavirus and explain who it typically infects
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Bluetongue disease and identify symptoms
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who the different diseases in the reoviridae virus family affect

Additional Learning

To learn more about the reoviridae virus family, review the lesson called The Reoviridae Virus Family: Structure, Transmission, and Disease. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how rotavirus works
  • Understanding Bluetongue disease and Colorado tick fever
  • Identify the symptoms of Bluetongue disease
  • Explain why it's best to avoid old wive's tales when detaching a tick