Saturday, 14 January 2017

Health Quiz (Diseases Quiz)
A quiz on some common and rare diseases


1. The severe neurological syndrome known as Minamata disease is caused by the contamination of water bodies with which element?
Lead
Arsenic
Tin
Mercury

2. The disease caused by which heavy metal poisoning is known as Itai-itai disease?
Gallium
Cadmium
Cobalt
Arsenic

3. The congenital disorder in human due the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes is called
Alkaptonuria
Gaucher disease
Albinism
Xeroderma pigmentosum

4. This rare genetic disorder in which the skin lacks the ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet light, keeps the affected children out of the sun. The affected individuals are often referred to as "Moon Child". Name the disease.
Xeroderma pigmentosum
Campomelic dysplasia
Sickle-cell disease
Down syndrome

5. Due to an outbreak which started in Brazil in 2015, World Health Organisation declared this a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February 2016. Name the disease caused by a virus spread via the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.
Dengue fever
Yellow fever
Zika fever
Chikungunya

6. Which disease is named after a river in norther Democratic Republic of the Congo?
Zika
Ebola
Swine
Dengue

7. The first written records of an outbreak of this sexually transmitted disease in Europe occurred in 1494 in Naples, Italy and was known as the "French Disease". Name the disease
Syphilis
Gororrhea
Herpes
Chlamydia

8. The disease is also known by the Latin name variola caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor. Name the disease
Chicken pox
Small pox
Measles
Malaria

9. German measles is a viral disease usually spread through the air via coughs of people who are infected. What is medical term for German measles?
Varicella
Thrombus
Rubella
Roseola

10. "Hansen's disease", named after the physician Gerhard Armauer Hansen, is commonly known as
Leprosy
Malaria
Whooping cough
Herpes

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