World Tuberculosis Day Quiz: Trivia!

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World Tuberculosis Day Quiz: Trivia!

Tuberculosis is a disease that can be spread easily through tiny droplets released to the air. There is a vaccine that people take to ensure that they do not get sick or transmit the disease to others. Being that World Tuberculosis day is around the corner, it is important to ensure that we have enough about the disease and how to stay safe. Take it up!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Someone with active TB disease of the lungs can spread TB germs by:
    • A. 

      Coughing, laughing, or sneezing

    • B. 

      Sharing needles

    • C. 

      Sharing their forks and knives

    • D. 

      Using a public washroom

  • 2. 
    A person with latent TB does not have any symptoms and cannot spread the disease. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    TB affects only the lungs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    People with the active disease...
    • A. 

      Have spent time with a person with latent TB

    • B. 

      Are infectious and can spread the disease

    • C. 

      Does not need any treatment

    • D. 

      Have no symptoms

  • 5. 
    What fraction of the world's population has TB?
    • A. 

      1/3

    • B. 

      1/2

    • C. 

      1/4

    • D. 

      1/6

  • 6. 
    It is estimated that 2-3 Billion people are infected with TB bacteria and 5-15% of them will develop active TB disease in their lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The probability of developing TB is higher among people:
    • A. 

      With diabetes

    • B. 

      Living in developing countries

    • C. 

      With AIDS or living with HIV

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    According to World Health Organization (WHO), between 2000-2014, approximately 43 million lives were saved through diagnosis and treatment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    You cannot get TB germs from:
    • A. 

      Sharing saliva through kissing

    • B. 

      Smoking or sharing cigarettes with others

    • C. 

      Sharing drink containers or eating utensils

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    TB is the #1 killer among people with:
    • A. 

      Kidney disease

    • B. 

      Heart disease

    • C. 

      Cancer

    • D. 

      HIV or AIDS

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