Protozoan Disease Quiz

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Protozoan Disease Quiz

Directions: Read each question carefully below before answering. Choose the best answer for each question. You will have 20 minutes to take the quiz and you may only attempt the quiz one time. After completion of the quiz you will receive a digital grade certificate.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This disease is passed by mosquitoes that feed off infected birds and causes inflammation of brain and nervous system.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 2. 
    This disease is caused by the parasite T. gondii oocysts that are passed to humans via contaminated water or infected cats that release the oocysts in their feces. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 3. 
    This disease is most commonly found in sub-Saharan Africa and is spread by the tsetse fly. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 4. 
    Early signs of this disease can include enlargement of glands in the neck which is historically termed the "Winterbottom sign" in recognition of the doctor who first noticed this sign in patients diagnosed with the disease.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 5. 
    This disease causes lesions on the skin. Sometimes the infection occurs on the skin of the face, eating away at the nose and mouth leaving a large hole in the face of the infected individual.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 6. 
    The first documented outbreak of this disease in the United States occurred in 1999 in the state of New York. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 7. 
    This disease is caused by the protozoan trypanosome brucii and there is currently a vaccine available to fight the infection of this disease.  
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 8. 
    Other than causing delayed reactions in infected hosts, this protozoan that causes this disease can harbor in the eye and eat away at the retina eventually causing blindness.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 9. 
    This disease was first observed by Leeuwenhoek after he discovered parasitic organisms in his stool under the microscope. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 10. 
    A common physical characteristic of infection from this disease is swelling of the eyelids on the side of the face near the bite wound or where the kissing bug feces was deposited or accidentally rubbed into the eye.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 11. 
    This disease is most common in Latin American countries infecting anywhere between 8-10 million people living in endemic Latin American countries per year.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 12. 
    The pathogen of this disease takes over the host cells by eating immune defense cells from inside as they travel to the host spleen or liver. Spleen removal can be an optional method of treatment for this disease. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 13. 
    The life cycle of this disease consists of amastigotes that develop in the sand fly and lose their flagella upon entering the host cell.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 14. 
    This disease is characterized as one of the five most neglected diseases in the United States yet there is no current vaccine for the disease. The only vaccine currently under development is being developed for the treatment of infected sheep in New Zealand. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Diseae

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 15. 
    Medicines for this disease contain the element antimony (Sb).
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 16. 
    This is the most common intestinal protozoan disease worldwide.
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishmaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

  • 17. 
    There are 1-2 million cases of this disease per year worldwide and each clinical case can either be a visceral, cutaneous, or mucocutaneous infection. 
    • A. 

      Chagas Disease

    • B. 

      Giardiasis

    • C. 

      Leishamaniasis

    • D. 

      Toxoplasmosis

    • E. 

      West Nile Virus

    • F. 

      African Sleeping Sickness

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