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Bacteria, Viruses, and Fungi Quiz


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Strep throat is caused by which pathogen?

A. Salmonella

B. Measles virus

C. Streptococcus pneumonia

D. Group A Streptococcus


How long does the common cold usually last?

A. 5 to 7 days

B. 7 to 10 days

C. 3 to 30 days

D. about 4 days


The measles virus lives in ______.

A. ticks

B. mosquitoes

C. nose and throat mucus

D. flies


Which of the following are some symptoms of Tuberculosis?

A. weight loss

B. coughing for 3 weeks or longer

C. night sweats

D. all the options listed


True or False – Influenza is the same thing as the stomach flu.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Mrs. Smith brought in her baby who had been experiencing the following symptoms: a fever, watery diarrhea, and dehydration. What is most likely the cause of this?

A. Zika virus

B. measles

C. Rotavirus

D. common cold


Pregnant women should be aware of ______________ because they can cause their baby to have a condition called microcephaly (a small head) due to transmission of the Zika virus.

A. bacteria

B. mosquitoes

C. ticks

D. mold spores


Besides causing pneumonia, Pneumococcoal pneumonia can also cause which of the following diseases?

A. ear infections

B. sinus infections

C. meningitis

D. all the options listed


E. coli can be transmitted by which of the following?

A. undercooked meat

B. lettuce that has not been washed

C. unpasteurized milk

D. all the options listed


The time between contact and onset of illness is known as the ___________.

A. duration of illness

B. pathogen

C. incubation period

D. transmission


What would be the best treatment option for ring worm?

A. anti-viral

B. anti-fungal

C. antibiotics


The way in which a disease is spread from one person to another is known as the ________.

A. transmission

B. treatment

C. pathogen

D. incubation period


Athlete’s foot would best be treated by which of the following types of medication?

A. antibiotic

B. anti-fungal

C. anti-viral

D. all the options listed


Simon is afraid of contracting Lyme disease. What should he try to avoid?

A. people sneezing on him

B. ticks

C. mosquitoes

D. sharing drinks with others


Antibiotics would be effective treatments for which of the following diseases?

A. the common cold

B. Campylobacter and streptococcus pneumonia

C. Influenza

D. Measles




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