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1

Name the Reason for Decline of the following Infections? Syphilis, Rheumatic Fever, Cholera, Smallpox, polio, Childbirth Fever, Scarlet Fever, Measles, Diphtheria, Plague, Black Death.

Improved Living Conditions: Cholera and Childbirth Fever. Unknown: Syphilis, Rheumatic Fever, Scarlet Fever, Measles*, Plague, Black Death Vaccines: Smallpox, Polio, Diphtheria

2

Name Two Conditions that have been re-defined as infections over the past 40 years?

Stomach Ulcers and Cervical Cancer

3

Where did the Black Death originate? What percentage of the English population did it kill?

Asia. 30-50%

4

Where and when did the spanish flu originate? What percentage of the world population did it kill?

Kansas in 1918, 6%

5

When was the recent SARS outbreak?

Nov 2002 - July 2003

6

Name the geographical location that the following outbreaks were linked to? Plague, Syphilis, Influenza, AIDS, SARS

Plague- Asia
Syphilis- Central America
Influenza - Asia (spanish flu - kansas)
AIDS- Africa
SARS - Guangdong, China

7

Name the biological Origin of the following outbreaks? Plague, Syphilis, SARS, Influenzas, AIDS

Unknown - Plague
Other Human Pathogens - Syphilis
Animals - SARS (Civets) Many Flus (Birds) AIDS (monkeys)

8

What type of outbreak was associated with John Snow and the Broad Street Pump?

Cholera.

9

What two major health measures helped to control the rate of endemics over the past century?

Public health measures and vaccines.

10

When did the AIDS pandemic occur?

1981