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Infectious Diseases

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Quiz: Do You Understand Infectious Diseases?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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False
1

Viruses cause herpes and AIDS.

Explanation:
Viruses cause many different diseases, such as the common cold, hepatitis, herpes, mumps, chickenpox, shingles and AIDS.
2

Bacteria causes athlete's foot and ringworm.

Explanation:
Bacteria can cause illnesses such as strep throat and urinary tract infections (UTIs). Fungi mainly cause skin diseases such as athlete’s foot and ringworm, but other types can affect your nervous system or lungs.
3

You can catch an infectious disease through indirect contact, like touching a door handle after someone who is sick touches it.

Explanation:
You can catch an infectious disease through direct contact with someone who is sick (examples are STIs and mothers passing germs to their babies) or through indirect contact such as drinking from a glass someone who has a cold used and didn't wash. You can be infected by an animal or insect bite, or by consuming contaminated food or water.
4

Aches are not a common symptom of infectious diseases.

Explanation:
While each infectious disease has its own symptoms, there are some common ones including cough, diarrhea, fatigue, aches and fever.
5

Some infectious diseases can be prevented with vaccines.

Explanation:
You can prevent many infectious diseases by frequently washing your hands, understanding proper food-safety techniques and ensuring your vaccinations are up to date. Infectious diseases such as measles and chickenpox can be prevented by vaccines.