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Diseases Key Terms Quiz


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The total number of cases in a population at a certain time

A. Prevalence of disease

B. Incidence of disease


a disease that is not transmissible from one period to another e.g. parkinsons

A. infectious disease

B. contagious disease

C. non contagious disease

D. epidemic


A microorganism e.g. bacteria that cause disease

A. Vector

B. Pathogen

C. Pandemic


The number of new cases of a disease divided by the number of people at risk

A. Prevalence of disease

B. Incidence of disease

C. Incidence Rate


a disease regularly found among particular people or a certain area

A. epidemic

B. pandemic

C. endemic


An infectious disease of animals e.g. rabies which can cause disease when transmitted from animals to humans

A. Zoonotic disease

B. Contagious disease

C. Infectious disease

D. Vector


A disease spread by parasites, bacteria, fungi, etc.

A. Infectious Disease

B. Communicable Disease

C. Non-communicable Disease

D. Contagious Disease


The branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of disease

A. Mortality

B. Morbidity

C. Epidemilogy


a parasite that carries a pathogen

A. Vector

B. Disease

C. Pandemic


A Non-communicable disease that is due to gender, age e.g. cancer

A. Infectious disease

B. Communicable disease

C. Non Infectious disease

D. Infectious Disease


An infectious disease transferred from host to host

A. Infectious disease

B. Epidemic

C. Pandemic

D. Communicable disease


A disease spread by contact

A. communicable disease

B. non communicable disease

C. contagious disease

D. endemic


Death – may include the cause of death

A. Mortality

B. Morbidity


an epidemic that spreads worldwide

A. pandemic

B. epidemic

C. endemic


The state of being ill or diseased

A. Mortality

B. Morbidity


A disease that cannot be spread between people

A. Infectious Disease

B. Non-communicable disease

C. communicable disease

D. contagious disease


a disease outbreak that spread quickly through the population in a geographical area

A. pandemic

B. epidemic

C. endemic


The number of new cases in a population during a particular time period

A. Prevalence of disease

B. Incidence of disease




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