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Quiz about Typhoid Fever
Quiz about Typhoid Fever

Typhoid Fever Trivia Quiz


Test your knowledge of typhoid or enteric fever.

A multiple-choice quiz by Morrigan716. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Morrigan716
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
85,737
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
5
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
3 / 5
Plays
1267
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Question 1 of 5
1. Most untreated patients with typhoid fever will die.


Question 2 of 5
2. What is the pathogen that causes typhoid fever? Hint


Question 3 of 5
3. What is the incubation period for typhoid fever? Hint


Question 4 of 5
4. How many US cases of typhoid fever were reported in 1998? Hint


Question 5 of 5
5. What was Mary Mallon, a New York cook and infamous carrier of typhoid fever during the early 1900s, more commonly known as?

Answer: ("Everywhere that Mary went, typhoid fever was sure to follow.")

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Most untreated patients with typhoid fever will die.

Answer: False

Typhoid fever is a systemic bacterial disease with fever, severe headache, malaise, anorexia, rash, nonproductive cough, and constipation. Many complications can occur including bacteremia; pneumonia; gall bladder, liver & bone infection, endocarditis, and meningitis.

According to infectious disease textbooks, 10%-30% of untreated cases will expire.
2. What is the pathogen that causes typhoid fever?

Answer: Salmonella typhi

Some people become carriers of typhoid fever following infection, shedding the pathogens in their feces or urine.
3. What is the incubation period for typhoid fever?

Answer: 3 days to 3 months

Most typically 1 to 3 weeks.
4. How many US cases of typhoid fever were reported in 1998?

Answer: 324

It is transmitted by food or water contaminated by feces or urine of patients or carriers, oysters harvested from fecally contaminated waters, fecally contaminated fruits and raw vegetables, and from feces to food by flies.
5. What was Mary Mallon, a New York cook and infamous carrier of typhoid fever during the early 1900s, more commonly known as?

Answer: Typhoid Mary

She was responsible for a number of outbreaks of typhoid fever and 3 deaths because she refused to have a gall bladder operation to eliminate the pathogens and refused to change her profession. She was finally confined to a hospital to prevent her from causing further cases. Mary Mallon died in 1938 at the age of 70.
Source: Author Morrigan716

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