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Communicable Disease Quiz


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What is an organism that carries or transmits pathogens to humans or other animals

A. Protozoa

B. Bacteria

C. Vector

D. Fungus


Define Disease.

A. the result of an infection when signs and symptoms appear

B. When germs enter the body and multiply

C. Disease-causing organisms that are known as pathogens

D. Something you can never get rid of


Young mammals receive antibodies in their mother’s milk.
This is an example of which type of immunity?

A. artificial active immunity

B. artificial passive immunity

C. natural active immunity

D. natural passive immunity


Which of the following descriptions is correct?

A. Vaccination gives long-term protection, immunisation gives short-term protection.

B. Vaccination involves injection of antigenic material and immunisation is the process of developing immunity.

C. Vaccination involves injection of antigenic material, immunisation is injection of antibodies.

D. Vaccination and immunisation have the same meaning.


Something that makes a person more likely to get a disease is?

A. Immunity

B. Risk factor

C. Chance

D. Unknown factors


Athlete’s foot is an example of this pathogen

A. Bacteria

B. Virus

C. Fungus

D. Protozoan


Which pathogen causes the cold

A. Bacteria

B. Protozoa

C. The flu

D. Virus


Communicable diseases can be spread by….?

A. People

B. People, places & things

C. Animals and Things

D. People, animals, objects


One characteristic that distinguishes a virus from a bacteria is that a virus

A. can be treated with an antibiotic

B. can NOT be treated with antibiotics

C. is not curable

D. naturally occurs on our skin


A viral infection that affects our respiratory system.

A. Cold

B. Influenza

C. Measles

D. Dengue Fever


What is a communicable disease?

A. A disease that is NOT contagious

B. A disease that is spread from one living organism to another

C. A disease that is not infectious

D. A disease that is always spread by direct contact




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