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Epidemic Vs. Pandemic Review

Quiz by Jennifer Freeman

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  • Q1
    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The first known human cases AIDS were in Africa in the late 1950s. Since then, tens of millions of people have died from the disease, and tens of millions more people all over the world are infected. Which term BEST describes the disease AIDS?
    Pandemic
    Epidemic
    Isolated Cases
    Outbreak
    30s
  • Q2
    Which tool is MOST responsible for preventing future pandemics of smallpox?
    better worldwide urban sanitation
    worldwide vaccination for smallpox
    improved global quarantine facilities
    global education about smallpox
    30s
  • Q3
    Which sentence BEST describes a pandemic?
    The disease passes through direct contact with an infected person.
    The disease causes high fever and vomiting.
    The disease has spread to every country in the Northern Hemisphere.
    The disease is fatal if not treated immediately.
    30s
  • Q4
    Which aspect of modern life could MOST likely cause an epidemic to turn into a pandemic?
    vaccination
    communication
    transportation
    sanitation
    30s
  • Q5
    A city has an outbreak of a disease that affects an unusually large portion of its population at the same time. Which term BEST describes the outbreak?
    plague
    infection
    pandemic
    epidemic
    30s

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