KIN 140 Chapter 9: Protecting Yourself From Infectious Diseases - Quiz

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Biomedical Physio & Kines
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BPK 140
Diana Bedoya

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Chapter 9 True/False 1. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends that children are up to date with their immunization program but no immunizations for adults are recommended ANSWER: F Highlights differences in policy for immunization between children and adults 2. It is difficult to make a vaccine to fight against a new strain (H5N1) of avian influenza because the strain quickly changes or mutates by borrowing genes from other viruses. ANSWER: T Reasons for difficulty to make vaccine at times 3. Studies show that tattooing and body piercing are playing a role in transmitting various infections, including hepatitis, syphilis, and HIV ANSWER: T Highlights hazards of tattooing 4. The most widespread sexually transmitted infection in Canada is Chlamydia trachomatis ANSWER: T This frequent STI can lead to severe medical problems 5. The most affected group of Canadians with HIV/AIDS is injecting drug users ANSWER: F 20% drug users; 58% MSM Multiple Choice 1. The following is true about influenza (the flu): a. the annual number of deaths in Canada directly due to influenza ranges from 50-150 b. it is not very contagious c. three varieties of viruses – influenza A,B, and C cause most flus d. the only individuals who should steer clear of a flu shot are those allergic to eggs ANSWER: D the inactivated flu viruses are grown in chick embryos 2. Severe acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS): a. is a gastrointestinal illness caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus b. is a respiratory illness caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus c. was a global outbreak in 2003 that caused thousands of deaths d. none of the above statements is true ANSWER: B respiratory illness that resulted in 774 deaths worldwide, far fewer than causes of death by flu annually 3. Chlamydia: a. is a sexually transmitted disease whose rates have declined steadily in the past decade b. is of greatest risk for adults over 25 who have multiple sex partners c. is of concern because there may be no symptoms but, without treatment, Chlamydia can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, and damage a woman’s ovaries and uterus d. poses no danger to babies exposed in the birth canal during delivery ANSWER: C This emphasizes the potential danger of untreated chlamydia 4. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): a. is a pathogen that can cause genital warts, which may appear within weeks or months b. warts are treated in several ways, but may reoccur
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