Zoonotic Bacteria Quiz

Zoonotic Bacteria

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Question 1

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

A
Yersinia pestis
B
Borrelia burgdorferi
C
Leptospira species
D
Francisella tularensis
Question 1 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.
Question 2

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

A
Rickettsia prowazekii
B
Rickettsia typhus
C
Rickettsia rickettsii
D
Yersinia pestis
Question 2 Explanation: 
Yersinia pestis cases plague and is associated with flea bites, rodents, and prarie dogs.
Question 3

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

A
Campylobacter
B
Mycobacterium leprae
C
Chlamydophila psittaci
D
Coxiella burnetii
Question 4

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

A
Mycobacterium leprae
B
Coxiella burnetii
C
Rickettsia prowazekii
D
Rickettsia typhus
Question 4 Explanation: 
Rickettsia typhus associated with fleas and causes endemic typhus.
Question 5

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 6

Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with which of the following bugs?

A
Louse
B
Lone Star tick
C
Fleas
D
Dermacentor tick
E
Ixodes tick
Question 6 Explanation: 
Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with the Ixodes tick and causes Lyme disease.
Question 7

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
Brucella
B
Bartonella
C
Coxiella burnetii
D
Chlamydophila psittaci
Question 8

Which bloody diarrhea bacteria is associated with livestock and puppies?

A
Salmonella
B
Shigella
C
E. coli
D
Entamoeba histolytica
E
Campylobacter
Question 9

Associated with unpasteurized dairy products:

A
Borrelia recurrentis
B
Pasteurella multocida
C
Brucella species
D
Borelia burgdorferi
Question 10

Which bacteria is associated with the Lone Star tick?

A
Ehrlichiosis chaffeensis
B
Rickettsia rickettsii
C
Coxiella burnetii
D
Franciesella tularensis
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

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

A
Campylobacter
B
Pasteurella multocida
C
Yersinia Pestis
D
Rabies
Hint:
Yes, he should worry about Rabies, but the question specifically asks for a bacteria.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Pasteurella multocida is associated with animal bites, especially dog and cat bites. Remember that Rabies is from a virus, not a bacteria.
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