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NCSCOS Grade 8 Science - Topic: 8.L.1 Structures and Functions of Living Organisms -Agents of Disease

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study

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Grade 8
North Carolina Standard Course of Study


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  • Q1
    Why do doctors suggest that people get a flu vaccine each year?
    Vaccines are absorbed by the body after a year.
    Vaccines get stronger over time.
    Viruses can mutate from year to year.
    Viruses replicate more rapidly over time.
  • Q2
    Ten people became sick with the flu after attending a school dance. What is the scenario that could BEST explain how the people got sick?
    contact with environmental sources
    contact with an infected animal
    contact with a contaminated object
    contact with an infected person
  • Q3
    Which is the BEST way to help prevent the flu from becoming a pandemic?
    taking antibiotics
    getting a vaccination
    eating fruits and vegetables
    washing hands often
  • Q4
    Malaria is a common disease in many countries. What is the cause of this disease?
    a virus
    a bacterium
    a parasite
    a fungus
  • Q5
    How can the rate of an infectious disease be drastically reduced?
    by preventing transmission between people
    by wearing clean clothing daily
    by taking medication daily
    by performing dental hygiene three times each day

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