The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Test | Final 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 15: "All in Good Haste," an outbreak of a respiratory illness that caused death broke out in reservations in New Mexico in what year?

2. Joe McCormick met with scientists from what country that wanted samples of the Lassa virus?

3. In Chapter 10: "Distant Thunder," the author writes that Harvey Milk was assassinated in what year?

4. In Chapter 14, Johnathan Mann of the WHO Global Program on AIDS addressed a gathering of over a thousand in what city?

5. In what year did the Great Plague hit London?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author correlate the development of urban centers to the growth of disease in Chapter 9: "Microbe Magnets"?

2. What was the impact of resistant microbes in third world countries?

3. What was the impact of antibiotics given to animals, as discussed in Chapter 13: "Revenge of the Germs"?

4. With whom did Joe McCormick meet to discuss the Lassa virus? What was this relationship like?

5. What illness broke out in New Mexico in 1993? How many people died?

6. How did the discovery of genetic engineering change the views of the scientific community?

7. What were the reasons that poverty stricken areas encouraged drug resistant bacteria?

8. What was the impact of tuberculosis in America? What improved conditions?

9. How did many nations respond to the AIDS epidemic?

10. What are retroviruses and oncogenes? What was discovered about them in Chapter 8: "Revolution"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the history and development of penicillin and the Institute of Medicine's panel on AIDS in the 1990s, as examined in the book's Introduction. What was discussed at the panel and what impact did it have on the spread of AIDS? By what decade does the author write that AIDS was an epidemic in the book's Introduction?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss the outbreak of Marburg disease and attempts to control the epidemic. How many individuals were infected and what was their prognosis? Where did the disease originate and what carried it and exposed it to humans?

Essay Topic 3

Define RNA, DNA, and virus mutation, and discuss the development of the Health Transition. What was the impact of the Health Transition on third world nations? How does the author say health care changed globally after the introduction of antibiotics?

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