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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. What was the third social epidemic noted by WHO?
2. What is a virus that is duplicated in a host cell using the reverse transcriptase enzyme to produce DNA from its RNA genome?
3. In China, the use of what drug was encouraging AIDS to spread, according to the author in Chapter 14?
4. East and West Germany merged in what year, causing AIDS to strike fiercely?
5. Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to what genus?
Short Essay Questions
1. What are retroviruses and oncogenes? What was discovered about them in Chapter 8: "Revolution"?
2. What impact did AIDS have in India?
3. What led to the epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases amongst the gay community?
4. What was the impact of antibiotics given to animals, as discussed in Chapter 13: "Revenge of the Germs"?
5. How did the discovery of genetic engineering change the views of the scientific community?
6. How does the author describe the initial occurrences of AIDS in Chapter 11? Where were the outbreaks first seen?
7. How did many nations respond to the AIDS epidemic?
8. How does the author describe the outbreak of Lyme disease? How did human interaction impact the disease?
9. How does the author correlate the development of urban centers to the growth of disease in Chapter 9: "Microbe Magnets"?
10. What led to the outbreak of AIDS in Uganda? What was the impact of AIDS there?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss and analyze the history and origins of the flu virus and swine flu. When was the swine flu virus discovered and how did this discovery impact its eradication? Also discuss Richard Shope and the CDC's attempts to develop vaccinations for the virus. Why did the researchers meet with resistance?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the yellow fever epidemic in the 1970s and Joe McCormick's work in Brazil. How had the bacteria developed resistance to antibiotics and when was a vaccine finally developed? Why was spread of the disease possible in the US but less possible in South America?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss and analyze the environmental factors in the spread of the Manchupo virus. How did changes in farming techniques and pest eradication affect the environment in the village? What led to an infestation of mice in the area? How did the mouse urine end up in contact with the villagers?
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