Exam Questions / Microbiology


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  1. Succinctly explain the term zoonosis.
  2. Enumerate 5 steps of preventing zoonotic infections.
  3. Differentiate between communicable diseases and non-communicable diseases with examples.
  4. What are the causative agents of histoplasmosis, brucellosis, tuberculosis, ring worm and girdiasis?
  5. What are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)?
  6. Schistosomiasis is a common endemic parasitic infection in Ebonyi State. Mention two major species of parasite implicated as a causative agent in schistosomiasis.
  7. What is the name of the most common antiprotozoal agent used for the control and treatment of schistosomiasis in Ebonyi State?
  8. Clarify why mass de-worming exercise is important in controlling parasitic infection.
  9. How does ‘emerging diseases’ differ from ‘re-emerging diseases’
  10. Mention the causative agent of African trypanosomiasis, and outline the biological vector that aids its transmission in human population.
  11. Using suitable examples (not more than 4), describe helminthes.
  12. Outline the commonest modes of transmission of zoonotic infection.
  13. Using 3 suitable examples describe anthroponotic diseases.
  14. How does nosocomial infection differ from community acquired infections?
  15. Differentiate between “disease incidence’ and ‘disease prevalence’ in relation to the outbreak of a zoonotic infection.
  16. Outline 3 examples of zoonotic infections that have viral origin or viral causative agents.
  17. How does anthroponosis differe from zoonotic infections?
  18. Using suitable examples, describe hospital-acquired infections.
  19. What is the causative agent of plague?
  20. Outline 5 major risk factors for contracting or getting nosocomial infections.

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