Sickness by ShapiroA

Champion(s):

StahlhutJ
I'm younger than the rest of you put together! -- Pierce Hawthorne


Runner(s)-Up:

Egantx7


Quiz Description

I'm taking the day off work today to recover from a stomach bug. Gosh, it's boring to sit around when you're just strong enough to get out of bed, but can't do much of anything. So I wrote this quiz.

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Questions:

Fill in both blanks in this sentence from a Wikipedia article: "_____ is due to a reactivation of varicella zoster virus (VZV) within a person's body. _____ is due to an initial infection with VZV." (Your answers must be in correct order.)

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SHINGLES, CHICKENPOX

What is the common, 5-letter name for the pediatric respiratory condition whose severity is assessed using the Westley score? Typical symptoms include a barking cough and strident breathing.

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CROUP

Influenza, strep throat, measles, rabies, tuberculosis, syphilis: which THREE of these are caused by bacteria?

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STREP THROAT, TUBERCULOSIS, SYPHILIS

To cope with my symptoms, I have taken several paracetamol tablets over the last 24 hours. At least, that's what people in much of the world would call the active ingredient in the pills I took; what is the more common generic name for this ingredient in the U. S. and Canada?

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ACETAMINOPHEN

Two diseases (one of people and one of cattle) have been officially recognized as globally eradicated. Name both.

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SMALLPOX, RINDERPEST

Pellagra is a disease primarily caused by a deficiency of what nutrient, also known as vitamin B3? This deficiency is most common in areas where corn is the staple grain, although it can be warded off by nixtamalizing the corn (turning it into hominy), which makes the nutrient in question more available.

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NIACIN

When I was 19, I probably had this viral disease, although I never presented the glandular swelling which would have led to a definite diagnosis. What is certain is that I lived in the same house as someone else who also came down with it, and, being the bohemians we were, we had almost certainly passed around a wine bottle or something, which, if you're going to expose yourself to transmission of this disease, is not the MOST fun way to do it.

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MONONUCLEOSIS
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TYPHOID MARY

In the last few years, California, Washington, and Wisconsin are among the U. S. states which have experienced major outbreaks of what vaccine-preventable disease? There have been multiple movements to resist the vaccine, including a movement in the 1970s set off by (later-debunked) fears that the vaccine could cause a type of encephalopathy.

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WHOOPING COUGH / PERTUSSIS

What mosquito-borne disease, widespread in Southeast Asia and Central America, is also the name of a Cambodian pop fusion band from L. A.? This disease infects millions annually and is usually not serious, but a small number of cases develop into a potentially fatal hemorrhagic form.

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DENGUE FEVER

Barry J. Marshall and J. Robin Warren received the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology for their work which overturned medical consensus about the typical causes of what condition? This condition affects about 1 in 10 people at some point in their life.

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(PEPTIC) ULCER

The infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis has three main classifications: pneumonic (affecting the lungs), septicemic (affecting the blood vessels), and -- most famously -- what third kind, which affects the lymph nodes?

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BUBONIC (PLAGUE)