Lymphatics Web Quest

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1. What animal can transmit Cryptococcus? Bird species tend to transmit Cryptococcus. Especially in old pigeon feces and bat guano. 2.Can dogs and cats get Cryptococcus? Yes, any animal is susceptible to getting Cryptococcus. 3.What is the infectious agent for Bubonic Plague? Basterium Yersinia Pestis. 4.By how much was the world population reduced during the Plague pandemic? About 450 million 5.What year (within the past 100 years) did the world experience a flu pandemic? The Spanish Flu in 1918. 6.What are 3 symptoms of chikungunya fever? fever, headache, and vomiting 7.What bacterium causes Lyme’s disease? Borrelia burgdorferi 8.What is ‘erythema migrans?’ It is the rash often seen in the early stages of Lyme disease. It’s an actual skin infection with Borrelia burgdorferi. It is also the only manifestation of Lymes disease that allows clinical diagnosis in the absence of laboratory confirmation. 9.Find a disease transmitted by rabbits and list 2 symptoms. Tularemia is a disease transmitted by rabbits and its symptoms are fever and diarrhea. 10.What are symptoms of guinea worm disease? fever, swelling and pain in the area that the worm is about to come out of. 11.How long can a guinea worm grow? 2-3 feet long

12.Describe lymphocytic filariasis. A parasitic disease caused by the African eye worm, a microscopic thread-like worm. The adult worms can only live in the human lymph system. 13.On what day of the year does world TB day occur? March 24th 14.How do seasonal, avian, and pandemic flu outbreaks differ? Seasonal flu follows predictable patterns; it comes every year, usually in winter. Seasonal flu symptoms can range from mild to severe, and in some cases they cause death. In fact, every year, about 36,000 people in the U.S. die from flu-related complications. Although pandemic flu is rarer—it has happened only three times in the past...
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