Epidemic! The Natural History of Disease.  At the San Diego Natural History Museum

Infectious Disease Quiz
What Do You Know?

1. What is the number one global killer?
  a. Circulatory diseases
b. Infectious diseases
c. Cancer
2. Which infectious disease kills the most people worldwide?
  a. Acute lower respiratory infections
b. Dengue fever
c. Tuberculosis
3. In an average season, how many people die of the flu nationwide?
  a. 200
b. 2,000
c. 20,000
4. To date, how many cases of Ebola virus have been reported?
  a. 1,096
b. 10,096
c. 100,096
5. Antibiotics are effective against:
  a. Bacterial infections
b. Viral infections
c. Both
6. What is a common disease in parts of Latin America, Africa, and Asia due to inadequate treatment of sewage and drinking water?
  a. Ebola
b. Cholera
c. Lassa Fever
7. E.coli 0157:H7, which can cause severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps, is transmitted by what method?
  a. Vector transmission (organism like animals, insects)
b. Air transmission
c. Food transmission
8. In the U.S., which childhood diseases have been significantly reduced due to vaccine programs?
  a. Measles, rubella, and polio
b. AIDS, smallpox, and the common cold
c. Polio, AIDS, and chicken pox
9. How many people have been infected with HIV since the pandemicıs onset?
  a. 4.2 million
b. 42 million
c. 84 million
10. What region of the world accounts for 83% of the worldıs AIDS deaths? In this region, what is the most common method of HIV transmission?
  a. Sub-Saharan Africa; heterosexual intercourse
b. North America; homosexual intercourse
c. Europe; intravenous drug use

Source: The Fred Friendly Seminars and the American Museum of Natural History. Epidemic! A Fred Friendly Seminar is a co-production of The Fred Friendly Seminars at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the American Museum of Natural History in association with Thirteen/WNET in New York.

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Banner microbe: Adenovirus (virus causing common cold)
from the American Museum of Natural History Epidemic! exhibition

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