The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Laurie Garrett
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 4: "Into the Woods," the author writes that Uwe Brinkmann, Bernhard Mandrella, Adam Cargill, and three nurses were taken to an isolated facility in which location?

2. The first polio vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk and first tested in what year?

3. After his work with famine relief efforts, Uwe Brinkmann was dubbed by Germans as a __________.

4. Ron MacKenzie and Karl Johnson both thought the Bolivian disease was much like a Latin American virus called what in Chapter 1: "Machupo"?

5. What CDC director was fired over the first epidemic of Legionnaires' disease?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Karl Johnson and Ron MacKenzie's first impressions of Bolivian hemorrhagic fever? What did the disease resemble?

2. What did Karl Johnson contract in the beginning of Chapter 1: "Machupo"? Who had traveled to Bolivia and what did this scientist find upon his arrival?

3. With whom did Karl Johnson work to develop a safety measure for the doctors in Bolivia in Chapter 1: "Machupo"? What was found in San Joaquin?

4. What backlash did the CDC meet after vaccinating against swine flu?

5. What was the CDC's response to the swine flu epidemic? What resistance was met?

6. What viruses made impacts in the United States, according to the author in Chapter 6: "American Bicentennial"? When did they occur?

7. Where was Peter Piot sent to research Ebola? Who worked with the CDC in Atlanta?

8. What led to Lily Pinneo's blood being used for antibodies?

9. How is the author Laurie Garrett described in the book's introduction and bio? Where did Garrett study? What are common themes in her works?

10. Where, aside from Jos, did Lassa virus epidemics occur? What was the source of the disease?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze Patricia Webb, Fred Murphy, Joel Breman and Peter Piot and their work and research on the Ebola virus. Who traveled to Yambuku and what was discovered there? How many different Ebola viruses exist and how do they differ?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss efforts to eradicate smallpox and malaria in history. What were the backlashes of these attempts to eradicate disease? How were developed nations affected differently than underdeveloped nations? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze and discuss the political elements of mass immunizations. What backlash came about from the swine flu vaccination campaign? How was the CDC impacted by lawsuits? What recent attempts at vaccinations have been controversial and why?

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