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Influenza: Quiz


Question 1: Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is an infectious disease caused by RNA viruses of the family ________ (the influenza viruses), that affects birds and mammals.
OrthomyxoviridaeInfluenza A virus subtype H5N1Influenza A virusInfluenza pandemic

Question 2: The central core contains the viral ________ genome and other viral proteins that package and protect this RNA.
Non-coding RNASmall interfering RNADNARNA

Question 3: [45] As before, the viruses adhere to the cell through hemagglutinin; the mature viruses detach once their ________ has cleaved sialic acid residues from the host cell.

Question 4: The Multinational Influenza Seasonal Mortality Study (MISMS) ________
National Cancer InstituteNational Center for Complementary and Alternative MedicineJohn E. Fogarty International CenterNational Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Question 5: [110] Measured resistance to amantadine and rimantadine in American isolates of ________ has increased to 91% in 2005.
InfluenzaInfluenza A virusInfluenza A virus subtype H3N2Influenza pandemic

Question 6: Vaccination against influenza with an influenza vaccine is often recommended for high-risk groups, such as children and the elderly, or in people who have ________, diabetes, heart disease, or are immuno-compromised.
Hypersensitivity pneumonitisFarmer's lungAsthmaAllergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis

Question 7: [61] How long influenza survives in airborne droplets seems to be influenced by the levels of humidity and ________: with low humidity and a lack of sunlight in winter aiding its survival.
Visible spectrumElectromagnetic spectrumUltravioletX-ray

Question 8: Alternatively, the virus can be grown in eggs until it loses ________ and the avirulent virus given as a live vaccine.
VirulenceBacteriaEscherichia coliInfectious disease

Question 9: ________ and extreme coldness (chills shivering, shaking (rigor)
Influenza-like illnessFatigue (medical)HeadacheFever

Question 10: [100] In hospitals, quaternary ammonium compounds and ________ are used to sanitize rooms or equipment that have been occupied by patients with influenza symptoms.
OzoneBleachHydrogen peroxideChlorine


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