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Francisella tularensis: Quiz


Question 1: ________ program ended in 1969 F. tularensis was one of seven standardized biological weapons it had developed.
Military historyChemical warfareBiological warfare2001 anthrax attacks

Question 2: Recent ________ studies have shown a positive correlation between occupations involving the above activities and infection with F. tularensis.
NutritionPublic healthHuman nutritionEpidemiology

Question 3: F. tularensis is capable of infecting a number of small mammals such as voles, rabbits, and ________, as well as humans.
Golden JackalMuskratGray WolfCoyote

Question 4: F. tularensis then breaks out of this phagosome into the ________ and rapidly proliferates.
MitochondrionCell (biology)MetabolismCytosol

Question 5: M+ Neisseria meningitidis/meningococcus (Meningococcal disease, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome)
M- Neisseria gonorrhoeae/gonococcus (________)
Granuloma inguinaleChancroidGonorrheaICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

Question 6: The ________ of F. tularensis biovar tularensis strain SCHU4 has been sequenced.

Question 7: F. tularensis is a facultative intracellular bacterium that is capable of infecting most cell types but primarily infects ________ in the host organism.
MonocyteMacrophageWhite blood cellPhagocyte

Question 8: Francisella tularensis is a pathogenic species of gram-negative bacteria and the causative agent of ________ or rabbit fever.
TularemiaBrucellosisQ feverRocky Mountain spotted fever

Question 9: Genetic variation may be introduced via mutation or ________.
BacteriaHorizontal gene transferDNAMicroorganism

Question 10: The biovar tularensis (or type A) is found predominantly in ________ and is the most virulent of the four known subspecies and is associated with lethal pulmonary infections.
AmericasSouth AmericaNorth AmericaAmericas (terminology)


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