Q. Infectious diseases are transmitted from person to person by?

  1. Direct Contact
  2. Indirect contact
  3. Both of the above
  4. None

Q. Reservoirs can be

  1.  living organisms
  2. nonliving sites
  3. both
  4. None

Q. Which of the following is viral disease

  1. Yellow fever
  2. Malaria
  3. Cholera
  4. Amebiosis

Q. Which is the most common type of biological vector of human disease?

  1. viruses
  2. bacteria
  3. mammals
  4. arthropods

Q. A mosquito bites a person who subsequently develops a fever and abdominal rash. What type of transmission would this be?

  1. mechanical vector transmission
  2. biological vector transmission
  3. direct contact transmission
  4. vehicle transmission

Q. Cattle are allowed to pasture in a field that contains the farmhouse well, and the farmer’s family becomes ill with a gastrointestinal pathogen after drinking the water. What type of transmission of infectious agents would this be?

  1. biological vector transmission
  2. direct contact transmission
  3. indirect contact transmission
  4. vehicle transmission

Q. A blanket from a child with chickenpox is likely to be contaminated with the virus that causes chickenpox (Varicella-zoster virus). What is the blanket called?

  1. fomite
  2. host
  3. pathogen
  4. vector

Q. A patient in the hospital with a urinary catheter develops a bladder infection. This is an example of a(n) ________ infection.

Ans: nosocomial or healthcare-associated infection.

Q. A ________ is an animal that can transfer infectious pathogens from one host to another.

  1. Vector
  2. Vehicle
  3. Host
  4. None

Q. What disease is caused by Coxiella burnetii?

  1. Q fever
  2. tuberculosis
  3. diphtheria
  4. walking pneumonia

Q, Which of these microbes causes “walking pneumonia”?

  1. Klebsiella pneumoniae
  2. Streptococcus pneumoniae
  3. Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  4. Chlamydophila pneumoniae

Q. Which of the following viruses is not commonly associated with the common cold?

  1. coronavirus
  2. adenovirus
  3. rhinovirus
  4. varicella-zoster virus

Q. Which of the following viral diseases has been eliminated from the general population worldwide?

  1. smallpox
  2. measles
  3. German measles
  4. influenza

Which of the following diseases is not associated with coronavirus infections?

  1. Middle East respiratory syndrome
  2. German measles
  3. the common cold
  4. severe acute respiratory syndrome