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Disease Outbreak and Transmission Quiz


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This type of disease is communicable, which means it can be spread from person to person.

A. Infectious disease

B. Noninfectious disease


What type of transmission is this? A person gets sick from touching a door knob that had germs on it.

A. airborne transmission

B. contaminated objects

C. food and drinking water

D. animal to person contact


Epidemiologists look for which of the following?

A. Who is sick

B. What are their symptoms

C. When did they get sick

D. All of the above


What type of transmission is this? The spray of droplets during coughing and sneezing spreads infectious disease.

A. droplet spread

B. person to person

C. food and drinking water

D. insect bites


The study of the spread of disease is ?

A. Pathology

B. Biology

C. Anatomy

D. Epidemiology


This term is used when a disease affects a large proportion of the people over a large area.

A. Epidemic

B. Pandemic

C. Disease

D. Pathogens


What type of transmission is this? A person catches measles by being in the same room as the person who has the measles.

A. airborne transmission

B. contaminated objects

C. food and drinking water

D. animal to person contact


Cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and diabetes are examples of this type of disease.

A. communicable

B. noncommunicable


Which of the following causes diseases?

A. Pathogens

B. Poor Environment

C. Genetics

D. All of the above


This term is used when many people in a local area get sick at the same time.

A. Epidemic

B. Pandemic

C. Diseases

D. Pathogens


What is significant about an infectious disease?

A. It can be passed from person to person

B. It cannot be passed from one person to another


Cancer, Hypertension, and Asthma are examples of what types of disease?

A. Non-communicable

B. Communicable


Washing your hands is the _________ effective strategy for preventing the spread of disease?

A. least

B. most


What type of transmission is this? Mosquitos, fleas, and ticks pass along an infectious disease.

A. insect bites

B. contaminated objects

C. food and drinking water

D. person to person contact


Is cancer a pandemic?

A. No, because it is not contagious

B. Yes, because lots of people have it


________ is a disease that can be passed to a person from another person, animal or object.

A. Non-communicable disase

B. Communicable Disease

C. Pathogens


What type of transmission is this? An animal bite or scratch leads to an infectious disease.

A. airborne transmission

B. contaminated objects

C. food and drinking water

D. animal to person contact


If a flu outbreak affects a small community, would that be considered a pandemic or an epidemic?

A. Pandemic

B. Epidemic




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