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Vibrio vulnificus: Quiz


Question 1: Females who have had an oophorectomy experienced increased mortality rates, as ________ is believed to have a protective effect against V. vulnificus.

Question 2: Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and a ________ dermatitis that is sometimes mistaken for pemphigus or pemphigoid.

Question 3: Present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas, V. vulnificus is closely related to V. cholerae, the causative agent of ________.
Typhoid feverCholeraPlague (disease)Pathogenic bacteria

Question 4: In people with compromised ________ such as in chronic liver disease, a cut infected with Vibrio bacteria can quickly become worse and spread into the bloodstream.
Lymphatic systemToll-like receptorImmune systemAdaptive immune system

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

Question 6: Health officials clearly identified strains of V. vulnificus infections among evacuees from New Orleans due to the flooding there caused by ________.
Hurricane KatrinaHurricane WilmaHurricane RitaHurricane Camille

Question 7: [1] ,[2] Infection with V. vulnificus leads to rapidly expanding ________ or septicemia.

Question 8: Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria in the genus ________.


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