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Caroline Barakat
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1. Which of the following is false?
a. Measles has an incubation period from the time of exposure to onset of fever of about
10 days
b. Measles mortality rate is highest in the very young and very old
c. Persistence of measles in a community depends on human and animal reservoirs
d. Measles is caused by paramyxovirus
e. Measles is uncommon during pregnancy
2. What is not a commonality between smallpox and measles?
a. Both provide long-term immunity for survivors
b. Both are transmitted by inhalation
c. Humans are the only hosts
d. The origins are traced back to the early agricultural period
e. One of the most potent signs is a high fever
3. Which of the following scientist-contribution statements is/are true for measles?
a. Hektoen – discovered identity
b. Panum – produced effective vaccine
c. Enders – was able to grow samples of the virus
d. Panum – discovered that the rash appears 12-14 days after contact with infected
e. All but one of the above
4. What is/are other names given for Syphilis?
a. The Great Imitator

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b. The French Disease
c. The Black Lion
d. Cupid Disease
e. All of the above
5. Which of the following is not true about Syphilis
a. During the primary stage, painless sores called chancres appear and heal without
treatment; this is the contagious stage
b. During the secondary stage symptoms can include multiple sores. All symptoms would
go away with treatment; during this stage the disease is not contagious.
c. During the tertiary stage, although no longer contagious, the disease can be lethal to the
d. During the latent stage, there is a short period when there are no symptoms; disease is
not contagious.
e. People who are infected with syphilis in the past year but show no symptoms would be
diagnosed with early latent syphilis
6. Which of the following is not a possible causal factor for the disappearance of Hansen’s
a. Loss of pathogenecity
b. Climate
c. Genetic selection of the population
d. Decrease socio-economic conditions
e. Cross immunity with other Mycobacteria
7. Punched-out-appearing lesions that look like inverted saucers are common to what stage of
a. Tuberculoid (TT)
b. Indeterminate (IL)
c. Lepromatous (LL)

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d. Borderline lepromatous (BL)
e. Borderline tuberculoid (BT)
8. Which of the following diseases are limited to human reservoirs?
a. Measles, Cholera, Smallpox, Leprosy
b. Smallpox, Measles, Syphilis, Tuberculosis
c. Syphilis, Cholera, Tuberculosis, Measles
d. Syphilis, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Smallpox
e. Cholera, Measles, Leprosy, Smallpox
9. According to the material presented in class, which of the following statements is not true
of measles:
a. Measles is not highly contagious because it is caused by a paramyxovirus
b. Patients develop coryza, cough, and conjunctivitis during the enanthem stage of the
c. Antibodies that infants receive trans-placentally from moms who have had measles
provide lifelong immunity
d. A & C
e. All of the above
10. Roman Fever was later discovered to have been what illness?
a. Snail Fever
b. The Common Flu
c. Smallpox
d. Lymphoma
e. Malaria
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