Infectious Diseases MCQ

We now know that most Infectious diseases are caused by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. Usually, infectious diseases such as the common cold is not a cause for worry. However, when an infectious disease is very virulent and is highly contagious, it can become very worrisome. Try to see if you can correctly answer all the following questions about virulent and contagious diseases.

1. The earliest recorded pandemic – the Black Death was speculated to be ______

  1. Plague
  2. Rabie
  3. Leprosy
  4. None of the above

2. The bacterium Yersinia pestis causes _____

  1. Bubonic Plague
  2. Rubella
  3. Roseola
  4. measles

3. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) can be contracted only if _______

  1. Consume nerve tissues (brain and spine) of cattle infected with Mad cow disease
  2. Consume shrimp infected with E.coli
  3. Consume water tainted with E.coli
  4. None of the above

4. Which of the following CANNOT be transmitted via infectious droplets?

  1. Rubella
  2. Common cold
  3. Influenza
  4. None of the above

5. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through

  1. Touching an infected person
  2. Kissing an infected person
  3. Having sex with an infected person
  4. None of the above

6. The 1918 flu pandemic, also called the Spanish Flu was caused by

  1. H1N1 influenza A virus
  2. SARS coronavirus 2
  3. Influenza C virus
  4. Simian virus 5

7. How does Ebola spread from human to human?

  1. Spreads through direct contact with blood and bodily fluids
  2. Spreads through inhaling infected droplets
  3. Spreads through contaminated water
  4. None of the above

8. Nipah henipavirus is a ______ borne virus

  1. Water
  2. Bat
  3. Air
  4. None of the above

9. If a disease jumps from a non-human animal to a human, then it is termed as

  1. Zoonotic disease
  2. Infectious disease
  3. Congenital disease
  4. Iatrogenic disease

10. Perinatal transmission is said to occur when a pathogen is transmitted from

  1. Non-human to human
  2. Infected to uninfected
  3. Mother to infant
  4. All of the above

Answer key

Question Number

Answer

1

a

2

a

3

a

4

d

5

d

6

a

7

a

8

b

9

a

10

c

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