Infectious Agents: Definition & Types


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Which type of infection does your gut have that helps with digestion?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a type of helminth?

2. How is Malaria spread?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of types of infectious agents. Some of the information you'll be quizzed on includes the means by which Malaria is spread as well as the reasons viruses are technically not alive.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Infection in your gut that aids in digestion
  • Kinds of helminth
  • Reasons viruses are not technically alive
  • Examples of infectious agents

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related microbiology lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of infectious agents
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of infectious agents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify how Malaria spreads

Additional Learning

To learn more about disease, review the accompanying lesson titled Infectious Agents: Definition & Types. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define infectious agent
  • List three characteristics of bacteria
  • Explain why viruses, such as the common cold and rabies, aren't technically alive
  • Describe fungi, and relate two types of fungi
  • Name two classes of parasites and give an example of each class