Midterm 1 Study Guide Questions

Three mechanisms by which a communicable disease can

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Unformatted text preview: transmitted disease syphilis as the French disease? The Italians referred to syphilis as the “French disease” because the French soldiers brought it to Italy when they invaded. The H1N1/09 influenza is often referred to as the swine flu or Mexican flu. Who has been affected negatively by these alternative names, and how? The term “Mexican flu” has negatively affected the Mexican economy because they rely on American tourism, which greatly declined. Also, no one wants to purchase their imports/products for fear that they are infected. The term “swine flu” negatively affected pork producers because consumers of pork thought that the disease was spread through the consumption of pork. Why has it been suggested to change the name ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ to ‘chronic neuroendocrineimmune dysfunction syndrome’? Results suggest that a more medical sounding term (CNDS) renders this syndrome a more serious, disabling illness that will be taken more seriously and is more likely to receive funding. What are the three domains of life, and to what domain do humans belong? How many times smaller than a typical human is a typical bacterium? a) one thousand times, b) one million times, c) one billion times, d) one gazillion times. c) one billion times What is a pathogenic microorganism? A pathogenic microorganism is capable of causing disease. What is the difference between infection and disease? An infection is an invasion by and multiplication of pathogenic microorganisms in a bodily part or tissue. A disease, on the o...
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