Lymphatics web quest Suggested site- www. cdc. gov, feel free to use other reliable sites as well. 1. What animal can transmit Cryptococcus? Bird species tend to transmit Cryptococcus. Especially in old pigeon feces and bat guano. 2. Can dogs and cats get Cryptococcus? Yes, any animal is susceptible to getting Cryptococcus. 3. What is the infectious agent for Bubonic Plague? Basterium Yersinia Pestis. 4. By how much was the world population reduced during the Plague pandemic? About 450 million 5.
What year (within the past 100 years) did the world experience a flu pandemic? The Spanish Flu in 1918. 6. What are 3 symptoms of chikungunya fever? fever, headache, and vomiting 7. What bacterium causes Lyme’s disease? Borrelia burgdorferi 8. What is ‘erythema migrans? ’ It is the rash often seen in the early stages of Lyme disease. It’s an actual skin infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. It is also the only manifestation of Lymes disease that allows clinical diagnosis in the absence of laboratory confirmation. 9. Find a disease transmitted by rabbits and list 2 symptoms.
Tularemia is a disease transmitted by rabbits and its symptoms are fever and diarrhea. 10. What are symptoms of guinea worm disease? fever, swelling and pain in the area that the worm is about to come out of. 11. How long can a guinea worm grow? 2-3 feet long 12. Describe lymphocytic filariasis. A parasitic disease caused by the African eye worm, a microscopic thread-like worm. The adult worms can only live in the human lymph system. 13. On what day of the year does world TB day occur? March 24th 14. How do seasonal, avian, and pandemic flu outbreaks differ?
Seasonal flu follows predictable patterns; it comes every year, usually in winter. Seasonal flu symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases they cause death. In fact, every year, about 36,000 people in the U. S. die from flu-related complications. Although pandemic flu is rarer—it has happened only three times in the past century—it is far more serious. Experts predict that a new pandemic flu outbreak could infect millions of people around the world and kill a large percentage of those infected. Avian flu is a dangerous virus with the potential to become a pandemic.
The virus, which scientists have named H5N-1, first appeared in Hong Kong in 1997. Most cases of avian flu have resulted from close human contact with infected poultry such as chickens, turkeys, or ducks. Of the few cases involving the H5N-1 virus that have crossed from bird to humans, this virus has caused the greatest number of reported cases of severe disease and death in humans. In fact, about half of all people known to have contracted avian flu have died from it. 15. What childhood diseases does the CDC recommend children to be vaccinated against?
Hepatitis B, Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoid and Pertussis Vaccine, Haemophilus influenza,polio,measles and mumps. 16. Find one type of cancer caused by a virus. cervical cancer 17. What is the cause of rheumatic fever? Rheumatic fever can occur after an infection of the throat with a bacterium called Streptococcus pyogenes 18. List 1 disease caused by a fungus. Aspergillus 19. What is a telltale symptom of whooping cough? The telltale sign is a dry, barking cough that goes on and on; you try giving your child sips of water and over-the-counter cough medicine, but the coughing returns.