How much do you know about the world’s best-known diseases?

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How much do you know about the world’s best-known diseases? Only 1 in 50 get all the points. Is the Ebola virus a serious, often fatal disease in humans? If you have the answer, then you have absolute confidence that this point belongs to you. But what about the rest of the questions?

How much do you know about the world’s best-known diseases? Only 1 in 50 gets all the points


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  • Question of

    A disease that affects a certain human group in a specific time frame.

    • Endemic
    • Epidemic
    • Pandemic
  • Question of

    The most devastating plague in the Greek world, documented in detail by the historian Thucydides.

    • Justinian plague.
    • Antonine plague.
    • The plague of Athens.
  • Question of

    The anthrax attacks in the United States occurred during the year:

    • 2000
    • 2001
    • 2005
  • Question of

    Anthrax is also known as carbuncles.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    A disease that is permanently established in a particular human group.

    • Epidemic
    • Endemic
    • Pandemic
  • Question of

    The Ebola virus was first detected in:

    • Europe
    • Africa
    • Asia
  • Question of

    The Ebola virus is a serious, often fatal disease in humans.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The natural hosts of the Ebola virus are considered to be bats.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    An epidemic that affects a much larger area, such as a continent or even the entire planet.

    • Endemic
    • Pandemic
    • Epidemic
  • Question of

    The great plague of Milan refers to:

    • Sewage outbreaks.
    • Outbreaks of bubonic plague.
    • Outbreaks of rat fleas.
  • Question of

    In India it was believed that smallpox was due to the blessing of the smallpox goddess Shitala (the Cold).

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    For smallpox to spread from one person to another, direct and prolonged face-to-face contact is required.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The Spanish Flu left approximately 20 to 50 million victims.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The first known case of human infection with the avian influenza virus occurred in:

    • Texas
    • Hong Kong
    • Berlin
  • Question of

    The Black Death refers to the most devastating plague pandemic in human history.

    • True
    • False

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