Pandemics by FlaxmanR

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

StanleyP


Quiz Description

Coronavirus got you down? Why not take your mind off it with this quiz about... uh, well, *mutters behind hand* global pandemics?

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1 GoodmanDL 439 99 15
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2 StanleyP 411 97 15
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4 ElendilPickle 384 93 15
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5 GrahamJ 377 91 15
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7 Vintsanity 352 87 15
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8 Svoyager-11 318 85 15
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9 hypotactic 312 83 15
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10 BillPennington 308 81 15
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11 LuskT 305 79 15
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16 colleenw 277 67 15
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21 Michalle 267 59 15
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32 randalleng 228 38 15
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Questions:

The disease known as COVID-19, recognized as a pandemic by the WHO as of March 11, 2020, was first identified in what central Chinese city, the nation's ninth most populous?

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WUHAN

The first known outbreak of the plague bacterium that later also caused the Black Death began in 541 AD under what Byzantine emperor, famously responsible for the introduction of the corpus juris civilis, who himself is believed to have contracted but survived the plague in 542?

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JUSTINIAN (I)

The 1918 flu pandemic became known as the "Spanish flu" because Spain, neutral in World War I, had no qualms about reporting accurate casualty numbers. However, it has been suggested that the actual ground zero for the spread of the disease was the close quarters and high number of troops at what Army post in east-central Kansas, in later years known as the home of the 1st Infantry Division?

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FORT RILEY

The 1919 Stanley Cup finals were suspended prior to the deciding sixth game following an outbreak of flu that claimed the life of Joe Hall. Hall was a defenseman for which team, the 1918-19 NHL champions, who had won their first Stanley Cup three years prior?

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MONTREAL CANADIENS

Caused by the variola virus, what infectious disease ravaged human populations for centuries, killing perhaps half a billion people in the 100 years before it was eradicated in the late 20th century?

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SMALLPOX

"Captain Trips" is the nickname of a superflu that wipes out more than 99% of humanity in what lengthy postapocalyptic novel?

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THE STAND

The COVID-19 virus was briefly identified by researchers as having likely originated in what critically endangered mammals of the order Pholidota, whose scales are used in traditional Chinese medicine?

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PANGOLINS

Between 1900 and 1904, an epidemic of plague - the first in the United States - killed more than 100 people in what American city, which two years later saw a much deadlier disaster hit?

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SAN FRANCISCO

Alphonse Cotils, Tony Labella, and a mountain guide in the Adirondacks were among the New York residents identified in the early 20th century as healthy carriers of which disease, most famously associated with Mary Mallon?

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TYPHOID (FEVER)

Although there is some controversy about its exact origins, it is generally believed that which venereal disease, caused by a subspecies of the Treponema pallidum bacterium, returned to Europe with the crew of Columbus' first voyage, as the first large outbreak known in Europe happened in 1494-95 in Naples?

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SYPHILIS

Although HIV and AIDS were not recognized in the United States until 1981, a 2007 paper published by the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the disease arrived roughly around 1969, with the authors stating it was likely introduced to America by a single individual arriving from what Western Hemisphere country, which has been long stigmatized as the source of the disease due to its prevalence in the immigrant community?

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HAITI

Though perhaps more of an epidemic than a pandemic, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa starting in late 2013 substantially affected multiple nations and killed more than 11,000 people. Name any one of the three countries that experienced widespread outbreak during this epidemic.

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GUINEA, LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE