Monday, March 15, 2010

Thirteen diseases

Consider the following thirteen diseases, all of which we discussed, although some of them only briefly.
  1. AIDS
  2. Bubonic plague
  3. Lyme disease
  4. Cholera
  5. Ebola hemorrhagic fever
  6. Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome
  7. Measles
  8. Marburg hemorrhagic fever
  9. Tuberculosis
  10. Malaria
  11. Polio
  12. Influenza
  13. Yellow fever
  • Four of these disease have vectors. Which are they and what are the vectors?
  • Three of these diseases have rodent reservoirs. Which are they?
  • Which three of these diseases have exhibited a series of truly global pandemics?
  • Which of these disease are essentially incurable? What do these incurable diseases have in common?
  • Which of these diseases is caused by neither a bacteria nor a virus? What is it caused by?
  • Which two of these disease are transmitted by the fecal-oral route?
  • Which two of these diseases are a particular problem to immunocompromised people? Why?
  • Which of these disease can be vertically transmitted?

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