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Avian influenza: Quiz


Question 1: Both the H2N2 and ________ pandemic strains contained genes from avian influenza viruses.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1Influenza pandemicInfluenza A virusInfluenza A virus subtype H3N2

Question 2: Until ________ infected humans in the 1990s, this was the only reason avian flu was considered important.
Influenza A virus subtype H5N1Influenza A virusInfluenza pandemicInfluenza

Question 3: V, Orthomyxoviridae: Influenzavirus A/B/C (________/Avian influenza)
Common coldInfluenzaViral pneumoniaSevere acute respiratory syndrome

Question 4: [10] The ________ virus strain may have been transmitted directly from birds to humans.
1918 flu pandemicInfluenzaInfluenza A virus subtype H5N1Influenza pandemic

Question 5: Although millions of birds have become infected with the virus since its discovery, 262 humans have died from the H5N1 in twelve countries according to ________ data as of August 31, 2009.
Food and Agriculture OrganizationSwitzerlandWorld Health OrganizationUniversal Postal Union

Question 6: Thus while infected with an avian flu virus, the animal doesn't have a "________".
Severe acute respiratory syndromeViral pneumoniaCommon coldInfluenza

Question 7: Pandemic flu viruses have some avian flu virus genes and usually some ________ virus genes.
Influenza A virusInfluenzaInfluenza pandemicHuman flu

Question 8: The avian flu claimed at least 200 humans in Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Romania, China, ________, Turkey and Russia.
PhilippinesTaiwanese aboriginesTaiwanTaiwanese people

Question 9: Recent influenza research into the genes of the ________ virus shows it to have genes adapted to both birds and humans; with more of its genes from birds than less deadly later pandemic strains.
1918 flu pandemicInfluenza pandemicInfluenza vaccineInfluenza A virus subtype H5N1

Question 10: Typically, when illness (called "flu") from an avian flu virus does occur, it is the result of an avian flu virus strain adapted to one species spreading to another species (usually from one ________ species to another bird species).
EnantiornithesArchaeopteryxBirdModern birds


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