Zoonotic Bacteria Quiz

Zoonotic Bacteria

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Question 1

Which of the following bacteria is associated with fleas and causes endemic typhus.

A
Rickettsia typhus
B
Mycobacterium leprae
C
Coxiella burnetii
D
Rickettsia prowazekii
Question 1 Explanation: 
Rickettsia typhus associated with fleas and causes endemic typhus.
Question 2

Associated with unpasteurized dairy products:

A
Borrelia recurrentis
B
Brucella species
C
Borelia burgdorferi
D
Pasteurella multocida
Question 3

Which bloody diarrhea bacteria is associated with livestock and puppies?

A
Campylobacter
B
Salmonella
C
E. coli
D
Entamoeba histolytica
E
Shigella
Question 4

Which bug is associated with Q fever and comes from spores from cattle placenta and tick feces?

A
Campylobacter
B
Coxiella burnetii
C
Mycobacterium leprae
D
Chlamydophila psittaci
Question 5

Bacteria associated with flea bites, rodents, and prairie dogs.

A
Rickettsia typhus
B
Rickettsia rickettsii
C
Yersinia pestis
D
Rickettsia prowazekii
Question 5 Explanation: 
Yersinia pestis cases plague and is associated with flea bites, rodents, and prarie dogs.
Question 6

A young boy was playing with a kitten and now has cat scratch disease. Which bacteria species is the most likely cause?

A
Brucella
B
Bartonella
C
Borrelia
D
Campylobacter
Question 7

Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with which of the following bugs?

A
Fleas
B
Ixodes tick
C
Louse
D
Lone Star tick
E
Dermacentor tick
Question 7 Explanation: 
Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with the Ixodes tick and causes Lyme disease.
Question 8

A young boy presents complaining of joint pain and diarrhea. While taking a detailed history you find that he recently got a new parrot as a pet. What bacteria might be the cause of his symptoms?

A
Bartonella
B
Coxiella burnetii
C
Brucella
D
Chlamydophila psittaci
Question 9

A man was just bit by three dogs and two cats. Which bacteria does he need to worry about?

A
Yersinia Pestis
B
Campylobacter
C
Pasteurella multocida
D
Rabies
Hint:
Yes, he should worry about Rabies, but the question specifically asks for a bacteria.
Question 9 Explanation: 
Pasteurella multocida is associated with animal bites, especially dog and cat bites. Remember that Rabies is from a virus, not a bacteria.
Question 10

Which bacteria is associated with the Lone Star tick?

A
Ehrlichiosis chaffeensis
B
Franciesella tularensis
C
Rickettsia rickettsii
D
Coxiella burnetii
Question 10 Explanation: 
Ehrlichiosis is associated with the Lone Star tick. Franciisella tularensis and Rickettsia rickettsii are both associated with ticks, but not specifically the Lone Star tick. Coxiella burnetii is associated with spores from tick feces and cattle placenta.
Question 11

Which bacteria is associated with ticks, rabbits, and deer flies?

A
Francisella tularensis
B
Borrelia burgdorferi
C
Leptospira species
D
Yersinia pestis
Question 11 Explanation: 
Francisella tularensis is associated with ticks, rabbits, and deer flies. Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with ticks, but since the question includes rabbits and/or deer flies think Francisella tularensis.
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