Communicable Diseases

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Communicable Diseases

Whatever word you use, whether it’s communicable, infectious or contagious, these diseases are easily transferred to others via bacterial or viral infection and it can happen via the simplest of social interactions, like the shake of a hand or a kiss on the cheek. In this quiz we aim to spread awareness on communicable diseases and see how much you can tell us about them and how they are transferred.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      You catch it from toilet seats

    • B. 

      When infected bodily fluids enter the bloodstream of another person

    • C. 

      Through touching and kissing

    • D. 

      Through sharing needles, unprotected sexual intercourse, an open sore

    • E. 

      Both B and D

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Spray everything with a 10% bleach solution before you touch it

    • B. 

      Always wear a condom

    • C. 

      Never share needles with people you don't know

    • D. 

      Always practice Universal Precautions and good hand washing

    • E. 

      Do not travel to foreign countries

  • 4. 
    How are staph infections spread?
    • A. 

      By coughing and sneezing

    • B. 

      Direct contact with an infected sore or contaminated dressing

    • C. 

      By having too many staff meetings

    • D. 

      By sharing contaminated needles

  • 5. 
     Tuberculosis, or TB, is spread through the air by coughing or sneezing causing tiny droplets that can be breathed in by persons nearby.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Persons with latent TB pose no threat to others, while persons with active TB should wear a mask when around others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Anyone with TB whether latent or active:
    • A. 

      Should be treated

    • B. 

      Medications are available at no cost

    • C. 

      The full 9 months of treatment must be completed to be effective

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Hepatitis A is spread through consuming food or water that has been contaminated with infected feces. Hepatitis B and C are spread through blood and bodily fluids.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Universal precautions and good handwashing

    • B. 

      Avoid sharing needles, razors, toothbrushes and similar items

    • C. 

      Clean potentially contaminated surfaces with a 1:10 bleach to water mixture

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      All of the above