Infectious Disease Vectors Quiz

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What is the main characteristic of tetanus?

What type of bacteria produces the exotoxin responsible for tetanus?

Where can the tetanus bacteria be found?

How is cryptosporidiosis transmitted to humans?

What is the causative agent of cryptosporidiosis?

How is cryptosporidiosis diagnosed in patients?

Which medication can be used to treat cryptosporidiosis?

What is resistant to chlorination in the context of cryptosporidiosis?

What protozoan parasite causes toxoplasmosis?

What are the most common side effects of food-borne infections?

Which test is NOT mentioned as an important diagnostic test for food-borne illnesses?

What is the causative agent of salmonellosis?

What is the major reservoir of Salmonella?

Which bacterium causes shigellosis?

What is a key symptom of severe cases of shigella infection?

Why is it important to avoid anti-diarrheal agents in cases of shigella infection?

Which part of the body does shigella most often affect?

What is the primary cause of campylobacteriosis?

What are the common sources of exposure to campylobacteriosis?

Which bacterium is associated with six different strains that can cause diarrhea?

How is E-coli generally spread?

What is a common mode of transmission for E-coli between humans?

What is a primary source of E-coli infection?

What are the main clinical features of hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E-coli 0157:H7?

Which toxin is associated with the development of hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E-coli 0157:H7?

What are the characteristic features of E-coli 0157:H7 as a shigatoxin-associated bacterium?

What is the primary mode of transmission for Trichinellosis?

Which diagnostic method is specifically mentioned for identifying Trichinellosis?

What is the primary cause of botulism?

Which type of bacteria is Clostridium botulinum?

What is a common association with infant botulism?

What is a common symptom associated with botulism?

Which of the following is a common symptom of botulism?

What type of bacteria is Bacillus Cereus?

Why is Bacillus Cereus commonly called the 'fried rice syndrome'?

What is the characteristic feature of Bacillus Cereus?

How is cholera commonly diagnosed?

What is the main mode of exposure to cholera?

What is the causative agent of cholera?

What is the primary treatment requirement for patients with cholera?

What is the primary concern in patients with cholera?

What is the leading cause of food-borne illness according to the CDC?

Which viral illness commonly infects infants and children?

Where is Norovirus commonly spread?

What is a common symptom associated with rotavirus infection?

How is rotavirus primarily transmitted to humans?

What is a common symptom of Hepatitis A?

What is a potential consequence of untreated Hepatitis A infection?

What is the primary cause of Giardia?

Where does Giardia primarily affect the body?

What is another name for Giardia?

Where are Giardia outbreaks commonly associated?

How can Giardia be identified?

What are the diagnostic tests for identifying Giardia?

What disease can be caused by Entamoeba histolytica?

Which parasite is also known as the 'brain eating amoeba'?

What type of organism is Entamoeba histolytica?

What causes Malaria?

What is a major danger associated with Malaria?

How can Naegleria fowleri infect a person?

Which stage of malaria is characterized by high fever and shivering?

What is the first stage of malaria characterized by?

Which stage of malaria is associated with profuse sweating?

What is the most common mosquito-borne illness in the USA?

Who is most at risk for West Nile virus?

How is West Nile Virus diagnosed?

What birth defects can Zika infection cause in pregnant individuals?

What is the causative agent of Lyme disease?

Which virus is associated with causing multiple serious birth defects including microcephaly?

What is the primary treatment for Lyme disease?

How is Lyme disease most commonly transmitted?

What kind of rash is indicative of Lyme disease?

What is the initial onset of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

Which bacterium causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

What does a rash spreading to the trunk indicate in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

What is the first line of treatment for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever?

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Test your knowledge about infectious disease vectors with this quiz. Identify different types of vectors and examples of arthropod, foodborne, and waterborne disease vectors.

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