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Neisseria meningitidis: Quiz


Question 1:
What genus does Neisseria meningitidis belong to?
Petradoria pumila

Question 2:
What phylum does Neisseria meningitidis belong to?

Question 3:
What is the binomial of Neisseria meningitidis?
Neisseria meningitidis
Pareronia ceylonica
Girardinus falcatus
Calystegia collina

Question 4:
What is the binomial authority of Neisseria meningitidis?
Swinhoe, 1901
Osgood, 1901
Albrecht & Ghon 1901
J.A. Allen, 1901

Question 5:
What kind of animal is a Neisseria meningitidis?

Question 6: The symptoms are easily confused with those of meningitis due to other organisms such as ________ and Streptococcus pneumoniae.
CholeraPathogenic bacteriaHaemophilus influenzaeTyphoid fever

Question 7: Many health organizations advise anyone with a non-blanching rash to go to a hospital ________ as soon as possible.
EpinephrineEmergency medical servicesEmergency departmentEmergency medicine

Question 8: A major consequence of these signaling events is a reorganization of the ________ cytoskeleton leading to the formation of membrane protrusion engulfing bacterial pathogens into intracellular vacuoles.

Question 9: M+ Neisseria meningitidis/meningococcus (Meningococcal disease, Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome)
M- Neisseria gonorrhoeae/gonococcus (________)
ChancroidICD-10 Chapter I: Certain infectious and parasitic diseasesGonorrheaGranuloma inguinale

Question 10: Further testing to differentiate the species includes testing for oxidase (all Neisseria show a positive reaction) and the ________ maltose, sucrose, and glucose test in which N. meningitidis will oxidize (that is, utilize) the glucose and maltose.


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