True or false tuberculosis is best identified by a

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1. True or False. Tuberculosis is best identified by a Gram stain.
2. True or False. You can become infected with TB simply by sharing a drink with someone who is currently infected with TB.
3. Identify the disease based on the following (select all that apply):
A. Tuberculosis B. Leprosy C. Scalded-skin syndrome D. Hansen’s disease E. Bacterial conjunctivitis B and D. Hansen’s disease is simply another name for Leprosy. Leprosy is characterized by its ability to remain dormant for up to 20 years as well as the effects observed relative to the patients skin, nerves, lungs and eyes. Exam Page 7 Answer Key 1. Only directly ingesting the pre-formed Clostridium toxin (neither the bacteria nor its spores) will cause disease in adults.
2. While visiting his grandparents, a 10-year-old child has green beans for dinner that were harvested from his grandparents’ garden and canned the previous year. Severe illness sets in and the child is taken to the hospital. Botulism is suspected, but what form? Explain your answer.
Exam Page 8 Answer Key 1. True or False. Although there is no cure for tetanus, it can be prevented through vaccination.
2. Describe the symptoms and treatment regimen for someone infected with Clostridium perfringens.

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