Medical Quiz

Infectious Diseases Quiz


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The main source of infection of cholera is drinking water or food.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which of the following is not a preventive action for dengue?

A. Light mosquito coil

B. Stay in air-cond room

C. Vaccination

D. Wear loose clothing


In malaria, symptoms appear when the ring stage trophozoites mature into schizonts which rupture and release merozoites.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


It is produced by certain pathogens but is only released when the organism dies.

The statement above refers to __________.

A. endotoxin

B. exotoxin


Which of the following is the sign and symptom of dengue?

A. High blood platelet

B. Loss of appetite

C. Joint and muscle pain

D. Stomach distress


The vaccine for tuberculosis that is available in the market is known as _______________.

A. Bacillum Calmette-Guérin

B. Bacillium Calmette Guerin

C. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

D. Bacillus Calmette-Guerin


Nausea, fatigue and weight loss are examples of

A. sign

B. symptom


Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


Which of the following is the definition of infectious disease?

A. Structural or functional disorder of the body which manifests itself in the form of physical, mental or social symptoms.

B. Disorder caused by other living organisms and is transmitted from person to person in a variety of ways.

C. Process of infecting or the state of being infected.


Housefly and mosquito are examples of

A. causative agent

B. vector

C. infection

D. infectious agent


Which of the following is not an example of anti-malarial drugs?

A. Chloroquine

B. Artemisinin

C. Proguanil

D. Paracetamol


To recover from vomit and diarrhea and replace water and electrolytes, one can take __________.

A. ORT

B. antibacterial drugs

C. anti-diarrhea drugs


Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis.

A. TRUE

B. FALSE


HIV is caused by __________.

A. direct contact

B. vector

C. air-borne

D. sexual contact


Tuberculosis is transmitted by __________.

A. droplets

B. water

C. foods

D. eye contact


A sudden outbreak of a disease which spreads rapidly through the population and then subsides.

The statement above refers to __________.

A. endemic

B. epidemic

C. pandemic


There are _____ species that cause malaria.

A. one

B. two

C. three

D. four


Which of the following foods will likely cause cholera?

A. Breads

B. Vegetables

C. Seafoods

D. Fruits


Untreated milk products will usually contain __________.

A. Mycobacterium tuberculosis

B. Mycobacterium bovis


In cholera, __________ stimulates the epithelial cells to secret large quantities of Cl- ions into the lumen of the small intestine.

A. neuraminidase

B. choleragen




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