Medical Quiz

Infectious Diseases Quiz


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


B. antibacterial drugs

C. anti-diarrhea drugs

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

A. neuraminidase

B. choleragen

Which is the pathogen for cholera

A. Vibrio cholerae

B. Plasmodium cholerae

C. Pathogenous cholerae

D. Anopheles mosquito

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

Tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis.



Which disease is air-borne?


B. Malaria

C. Cholera


Which of the following foods will likely cause cholera?

A. Breads

B. Vegetables

C. Seafoods

D. Fruits

Smallpox has been eradicated, but not malaria or cholera.

Which statements correctly explain this?

1 Cholera pathogens in the intestines are not destroyed by antibiotics.
2 Plasmodium antigens change during the life cycle.
3 Smallpox antigens remain stable.
4 Vaccines only work against viruses.

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1, 2 and 4

C. 1, 3 and 4

D. 2, 3 and 4

Which is correct for the malaria pathogen?

A. It is a prokaryote

B. It is a protoctist

C. It is a prototype

D. It is a protein

Which is the pathogen for tuberculosis?

A. Mycobacterium tuberculosis

B. Vibrio tuberculosis

C. Plasmodium tuberculosis

D. Pathogenous tuberculosis

There are _____ species that cause malaria.

A. one

B. two

C. three

D. four

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.



HIV is caused by __________.

A. direct contact

B. vector

C. air-borne

D. sexual contact

Which disease can be cured by just oral rehydration?

A. Malaria

B. Cholera



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.

Which disease is caused by a bacterium and can be spread by drinking contaminated water?


B. Cholera


D. Malaria

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

The statement above refers to __________.

A. endotoxin

B. exotoxin

Untreated milk products will usually contain __________.

A. Mycobacterium tuberculosis

B. Mycobacterium bovis

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

A. Chloroquine

B. Artemisinin

C. Proguanil

D. Paracetamol

Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti.



What could cause an outbreak of malaria in a country after it had been eliminated?

1 mosquitoes become resistant to insecticides
2 migration of population due to war
3 malarial parasites become resistant to quinine (the medicine for malaria)

A. 1, 2 and 3

B. 1 and 3 only

C. 2 and 3 only

D. 1 and 2 only

What does AIDS stand for?

A. Always infectious disease sickness

B. Acquired immunoduplication syndrome

C. Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

D. Always impatient disease syndrome

Which disease has an animal vector?

A. Malaria



D. Covid-19

Housefly and mosquito are examples of

A. causative agent

B. vector

C. infection

D. infectious agent


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