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Lymphatics web quest

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1. What animal can transmit Cryptococcus?

a. Birds, goats, pigs, horses, sheep, and llama

2. Can dogs and cats get Cryptococcus?

a. Yes they can get infected with the disease from the dust.

3. What is the infectious agent for Bubonic Plague?

a. Yesinia pestis

4. By how much was the world population reduced during the Plague pandemic?

a. About 50%

5. What year (within the past 100 years) did the world experience a flu pandemic?

a. 1918

6. What are 3 symptoms of chikungunya fever?

a. fever, debilitating arthralgia, swelling of joints, stiffness of joints, myalgia

7. What bacterium causes Lyme’s disease?

a. Borrelia burgdorferi

8. What is ‘erythema migrans?’

a. the skin rash associated with Lyme disease, which occurs as a circular rash that continues to expand and appears 3 days to 1 month after the bite of an infected tick. The center of the rash may clear as it grows, giving it the appearance of a bull's-eye.

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9. Find a disease transmitted by rabbits and list 2 symptoms.

a. rabbit fever

b. a red spot on the skin enlarging to an ulcer, sweating, weight loss

10. What are symptoms of guinea worm disease?

a. Fever, swelling, and pain in the area. More than 90% of the worms appear on the legs and feet, but may occur anywhere on the body.

11. How long can a guinea worm grow?

a. Three feet

12. Describe lymphocytic...