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Principles Of Disease And Epidemiology

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  • 1. 
    Study of disease
  • 2. 
    Study of the cause of disease
  • 3. 
    Development of disease
  • 4. 
    Colonization of the body by pathogens
  • 5. 
    Abnormal state in which the body is not functioning normally
  • 6. 
    Change in the body function that is felt by the patient as a result of disease
  • 7. 
    Change in a body that can be measured
  • 8. 
    A specific group of signs and symptoms that accompany a disease, usually unknown.
  • 9. 
    Disease spread from one host to another
  • 10. 
    Disease that is EASILY spread from one host to another
  • 11. 
    Disease not transmitted from one host to another
  • 12. 
    Fraction of a population that contracts a disease during a specific time# of cases of those who just got it
  • 13. 
    Fraction of a population having a specific disease
  • 14. 
    Disease that occurs occasionally
  • 15. 
    Disease constantly present in a population
  • 16. 
    Disease acquired by many hosts in a given area in a short time
  • 17. 
    World wide epidemic
  • 18. 
    Immunity in most of a population
  • 19. 
    Symptoms develop rapidly
  • 20. 
    Develops slowly
  • 21. 
    Symptoms between acute and chronic
  • 22. 
    Disease with a period of no symptoms when the causative agent is inactive
  • 23. 
    Pathogens are limited to a small area
  • 24. 
    An infection throughout the body
  • 25. 
    Systemic infection that began as a local infection
  • 26. 
    Toxic inflammatory condition arising from the spread of microbes, especially bacteria or their toxins, from a focus of infection
  • 27. 
    Bacteria in the blood
  • 28. 
    Growth of bacteria in the blood
  • 29. 
    Toxins in the blood
  • 30. 
    Viruses in the blood
  • 31. 
    Acute infection that causes the initial illness
  • 32. 
    Opportunistic infection after a primary infection
  • 33. 
    No noticeable signs or symptoms
  • 34. 
    Which is not a factor for disease
    • A. 

      Short urethra in females

    • B. 

      Age

    • C. 

      Sex

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Name 3 continual sources of infection
  • 37. 
    Transmission of Disease:requires close association between infected and susceptible host
  • 38. 
    Transmission of Disease:spread by fomites (ex: door knobs)
  • 39. 
    Transmission of Disease:transmission via airborne droplets
  • 40. 
    Transmission by an inanimate reservoir (food, water, air)
  • 41. 
    Vectors:Arthropod carries pathogen on feet
  • 42. 
    Vectors:Pathogen reproduces in vector
  • 43. 
    Type of infection acquired as a result of a hospital stayaffects 5-15% of all hospital patients
  • 44. 
    3 causes of nosocomial infections
    • A. 

      Chain of transmission, compromised host ,UTI

    • B. 

      Microogransims, Vectors, compromised host

    • C. 

      Microorganisms, compromised host, chain of transmission

  • 45. 
    Study of where and when diseases occur
  • 46. 
    Incidence of a specific notifiable disease
  • 47. 
    Deaths from noticeable diseases
  • 48. 
    # of people affected in relation to the total population in a given time period
  • 49. 
    Number of deaths