Biodiversity and Animal Health

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What is the primary reason behind certain tribes in Africa consuming the blood of rhinoceroses?

To access a traditional medicine believed to cure HIV

Which of the following components is NOT part of an ecosystem?

Climate and economy

What is the purpose of the biodiversity index in ecological assessments?

To quantify the variety and abundance of different species

What is the primary driver of changes in animal features over time?

Natural evolution and habitat changes

What is the primary source of chemical hazards in the environment?

Harmful chemicals in air, water, soil, food, and human-made products

What is the role of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem stability?

It enhances the stability of ecosystems by providing a buffer against disturbances

Which of the following is an example of a cultural hazard?

Female genital mutilation for nonmedical reasons

What is the primary goal of biodiversity conservation?

To maintain ecosystem services and function

What is the term for a biological agent that can cause disease in another organism?

Pathogen

Which of the following is an example of a natural hazard?

Fire and earthquakes

What is the primary source of biological hazards?

More than 1,400 pathogens that can infect humans

Which of the following is an example of a lifestyle choice that can negatively impact health?

Smoking and making poor food choices

What is a primary cause of antimicrobial resistance?

Germs developing the ability to defeat the drugs designed to kill them

What is a characteristic of viruses that differs from bacteria?

They invade a cell and take over its genetic machinery

Why is it important to know the mechanisms and causes of a health crisis?

So we can only treat/mitigate a health crisis

What is a potential risk of self-medication?

All of the above

What is an example of a bacterial disease?

Urinary infections

Why is it important to avoid self-diagnosis?

To prevent incorrect diagnosis and treatment

Learn about the importance of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem health and its impact on animal welfare. Explore the fascinating, yet sometimes surprising, ways that certain species interact with their environments and each other.

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