Airborne Diseases: Definition, Types & Examples


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In our respiratory system, which particles can move further down the tract?

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1. Airborne diseases can be caused by the following:

2. Valley fever is a common disease found in which part of the United States?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Airborne diseases are easily shared through coughing, sneezing, laughing and even breathing. This quiz and worksheet will evaluate your knowledge of these types of diseases. You will be quizzed on types of airborne diseases and how they occur.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions will ask you about:

  • Particles and the respiratory system
  • Causes of airborne diseases
  • Manifestations of tuberculosis infections
  • How the body fights airborne pathogens
  • Valley fever

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on airborne diseases
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what area valley fever is typically found in and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what types of particles can easily get into the respiratory system

Additional Learning

To learn more about airborne diseases and the different types, look over the complementary lesson called Airborne Diseases: Definitions, Types & Examples. Here are the objectives that will be covered in this lesson:

  • Explain how pathogens can be transmitted via airborne routes
  • Relate particle and pathogen size to respiratory disease
  • Differentiate between various forms of airborne diseases and name examples of each
  • Describe how bodily defenses interact with pathogens