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If you haven't already done it work through the 'Geography of disease' web unit to learn more. Or look at it again to help fill in any gaps in your knowledge about the spread of disease, cycles and definitions.

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HIGH SCORES

Rank Name Score
1st TWI 20
2nd hpc 20
3rd JJM 20
4th S.M 20
5th hpc 19
6th hpc 19
7th jjm 19
8th BJH 18
9th M*M 16
10th ell 16

QUIZZES // Geography of disease

Q1. Which of the following factors is the most significant in the rapid spread of a disease beyond the borders of a country where it originates?

A lack of availability of hospital beds

An ageing population

International air travel

Conditions that help the breeding of insects, which act as disease vectors

Q2. Which of these is a definition of morbidity?

The proportion of a population affected by a particular disease

The rate of increase of deaths caused by a particular disease

The total number of deaths caused by a particular disease

The chance of a disease leading to the death of someone infected

Q3. Which of the following is the correct definition of an epidemic?

A disease that affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region

A disease that is spread over multiple countries or continents

A disease that belongs to a particular people or country

A sudden increase in cases in a new area, which threatens to get out of control

Q4. Which of the following is the correct definition of a pandemic?

A disease that affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region

A disease that is spread over multiple countries or continents

A disease that belongs to a particular people or country

A sudden increase in cases in a new area which threatens to get out of control

Q5. Which of these would not be an example of an outbreak of a disease?

When the first case of a rare disease is confirmed

When two or more cases of a disease are linked in time and place

A suspected event involving chemical contamination of water

When more than 20 people have been affected by a particular disease

Q6. Roughly how many people are infected with malaria yearly?

100 million

300 million

500 million

700 million

Q7. Which of the following is not part of the malaria cycle?

A blood meal taken by a male mosquito

Two blood meals taken by a female mosquito

Changes in liver cells

Infection of red blood cells

Q8. One way to reduce malaria infection is through the use of malaria nets. What special feature do Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) have that increases their effectiveness?

They can be washed several times without losing the permethrin with which they are impregnated

They are harder to tear and damage, so can be used for longer

They are larger than other nets, and so can be located in a wider range of settings

They use a particularly effective insecticide which other nets don’t use

Q9. Which university produced the famous COVID-19 dashboard, which is updated regularly to show the number of cases in each country, and globally according to the WHO?

Oxford University

Johns Hopkins University

Macquarie University

Cambridge University

Q10. What landmark number of global COVID-19 cases was passed in January 2021?

25 million confirmed cases

50 million confirmed cases

75 million confirmed cases

100 million confirmed cases

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