Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox


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Monkeypox and cowpox _____.

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1. How did Jenner use cowpox to defend against smallpox?

2. Variola is another term for:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you assess your knowledge of poxviruses. Topics addressed in the quiz include the names and characteristics of specific viruses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask questions on:

  • A term that describes both cowpox and monkeypox
  • The name of the physician who made the first vaccine
  • What variola is another term for
  • The shape of many Poxviridae viruses
  • The ability recognize facts about smallpox

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that your draw the most important information regarding the shape of most Poxviridae viruses
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding a term to describe cowpox and monkeypox and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define specific poxviruses, such as variola

Additional Learning

For more information on these viruses, review the lesson entitled Diseases of the Poxviridae Virus Family: Smallpox, Cowpox & Monkeypox. Upon completion of this lesson, you will have the information necessary to:

  • Explain the structure and characteristics of viruses of the Poxviridae family
  • Discuss what smallpox and cowpox are
  • Detail symptoms of smallpox
  • Describe how a vaccine for smallpox was created and how it works
  • Provide details about monkeypox
  • List other animals that carry other types of poxviruses