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Microbiology Ch 33

44 Questions  I  By Kastepp
Microbiology Quizzes & Trivia
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1.  A disease that is present in unusually high numbers throughout the world is called
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2.  A disease that is present in unusually high numbers throughout the world is called
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3.  An inanimate object that transmits infectious agents between hosts is most appropriately called a
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4.  Hospital and nursing home patients are susceptible to serious infections because
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5.  Which of the following is/are considered (a) direct contact infection(s)?
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6.  The onset of a given epidemic is indicated by a sharp rise in the number of cases reported daily over a brief interval. This indicates that the mode of transmission is
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7.  Which of the following diseases would not normally be spread by a common source?
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8.  Which of the following is an example of herd immunity?
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9.  The most common cause of urinary tract infections in hospitals is
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10.  Nosocomial infections occur in about __________ of all patients admitted to the hospital.
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11.  A large number of cases of a particular disease  observed in a relatively short period of time in an area that previously experienced only sporadic cases of the disease is known as a(n)
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12.  Which stage of an acute infectious disease occurs between the time the organism begins to grow in the host and the appearance of disease symptoms?
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13.  A marked seasonality to a disease is often indicative 
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14.  Which of the following is not a vector important in disease transmission? 
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15.  A good example of a cyclical disease is
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16.  Which is a body site preferentially infected by nosocomial pathogens?
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17.  Which of the following is one of the most important and widespread hospital pathogens, is the most common cause of pneumonia, is the third most common cause of blood infections, and is often resistant to common antibiotics?
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18.  Which of the following is a good example of an opportunistic pathogen found in a hospital environment?
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19.  The most common vectorborne disease in the United States is
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20.  Which organisms are considered major epidemiological problems because of their rapid, unpredictable genetic mutations?   (Hint-what kind of virus is influenza virus?)
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21.  Where is Bacillus anthracis typically found? (any Bacillus for that matter)
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22.  A worldwide epidemic
23.  Unusually high incidence of a disease occurs in a specific population
24.  Constantly present at a low incidence
25.  Critical for controlling a disease...
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26.  What does the route of transmission affect?
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27.  Monitors surveillance programs for disease control
28.  Hospital-acquiredPatients exposed to many infectious agents with complicated antibiotic resistanceMany common microorganisms have the potential to be pathogens and cause these
29.  Type of disease transmission
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30.  Value of disease control...
31.  Ability of an organism to cause a disease
32.  Pathogen ingestedgrowth of an organism in host
33.  Amount required to cause infection in host
34.  A source of viable infectious agent from which individuals may be infected
35.  Incidence of death in a population
36.  Agent responsible for the occurence of a microbial disease
37.  An agent able to carry pathogens from one host to another, usually insects/animal
38.  The number of new and existing disease cases reported in a population in a given time period
39.  The number of new disease cases reported in a population in a given time period
40.  Incidence of illness in a population
41.  Inanimate objects that can transfer pathogen ot a host population
42.  Toxin ingested
43.  Degree of pathogenicitydependent on infectious dose, different strains, form of toxin, etc
44.  Routes of transmission
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