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  • 1. 
    According to the author, what element is crucial to the success of a pandemic preparedness plan?
    • A. 

      Effective vaccines.

    • B. 

      Identifying the proper strain of influenza to vaccinate against.

    • C. 

      Creating an effective distribution plan.

    • D. 

      Creating an effective communication strategy.

    • E. 

      Identifying novel strains of the virus.

  • 2. 
    According to the passage, a vaccine will be successful in humans under what condition?
    • A. 

      Effective vaccines offer broad protection against many strains of the virus.

    • B. 

      Effective vaccines are easily manufactured.

    • C. 

      Effective vaccines are distributed in the areas where pandemics are most likely to occur.

    • D. 

      Effective vaccines trigger the human immune system to create antibodies that cripple the virus.

    • E. 

      Effective vaccines combine inactive and active virus components.

  • 3. 
    According to the passage, a vaccine will be successful in humans under what Based on the information in the passage, what does the author imply?
    • A. 

      Successful vaccines have been developed and are being tested.

    • B. 

      No successful vaccines have been developed against the most virulent influenza strain.

    • C. 

      Successful vaccines have been developed, but problems with manufacturing are interfering with effective delivery.

    • D. 

      Successful vaccines have not yet been developed, but scientists are confident that one will be found soon.

    • E. 

      A successful vaccine requiring two doses has been developed, but a single dose vaccine is still being worked on.

  • 4. 
    According to the author, why has it been difficult to develop an effective vaccine?
    • A. 

      The H5N1 influenza strain has not been isolated.

    • B. 

      The H9N2 influenza strain does not behave like other influenza strains.

    • C. 

      The H5N1 influenza strain exhibits properties that scientists have never seen before.

    • D. 

      Scientists do not know very much about the H5N1 influenza strain.

    • E. 

      To date, candidate vaccines have not been able to trigger the immune system very well.

  • 5. 
    According to the author, what are the most important tasks for researchers with respect to avian influenza?
    • A. 

      Overcoming constraints on manufacturing capacities.

    • B. 

      Developing candidate vaccines that do not require an egg white culture.

    • C. 

      Development of effective containment for isolated virus strains.

    • D. 

      The development and testing of candidate vaccines.

    • E. 

      Developing successful predictors for the most likely pandemic strains.

  • 6. 
    Based on the information in the passage, what can the reader infer about the next influenza pandemic?
    • A. 

      The scientific community is adequately prepared to deal with an avian influenza pandemic.

    • B. 

      The work being done now will be completed in time to prevent a world heath disaster.

    • C. 

      The pandemic strain may not target segments of the population that are typically vulnerable to known influenza strains.

    • D. 

      The successful candidate vaccine will require a minimum of two doses per person.

    • E. 

      Inactivated vaccines are most likely to be successful against avian influenza strains.

  • 7. 
    Based on the information in the article, which of the following conditions would have a serious impact on pandemic preparedness?
    • A. 

      The Federal approval process for a new vaccine.

    • B. 

      Atypical vulnerabilities among the human population.

    • C. 

      An avian influenza outbreak that kills 40% of the world's poultry population.

    • D. 

      Political unrest in Asia.

    • E. 

      Idle vaccine manufacturing capacity.