Zoonotic Bacteria Quiz

Zoonotic Bacteria

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Question 1

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

A
Yersinia pestis
B
Rickettsia typhus
C
Rickettsia rickettsii
D
Rickettsia prowazekii
Question 1 Explanation: 
Yersinia pestis cases plague and is associated with flea bites, rodents, and prarie dogs.
Question 2

Which bloody diarrhea bacteria is associated with livestock and puppies?

A
Shigella
B
E. coli
C
Campylobacter
D
Entamoeba histolytica
E
Salmonella
Question 3

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

A
Yersinia Pestis
B
Pasteurella multocida
C
Campylobacter
D
Rabies
Hint:
Yes, he should worry about Rabies, but the question specifically asks for a bacteria.
Question 3 Explanation: 
Pasteurella multocida is associated with animal bites, especially dog and cat bites. Remember that Rabies is from a virus, not a bacteria.
Question 4

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

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

Which bacteria is associated with the Lone Star tick?

A
Franciesella tularensis
B
Coxiella burnetii
C
Rickettsia rickettsii
D
Ehrlichiosis chaffeensis
Question 5 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 6

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 6 Explanation: 
Borrelia burgdorferi is associated with the Ixodes tick and causes Lyme disease.
Question 7

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

A
Coxiella burnetii
B
Mycobacterium leprae
C
Rickettsia prowazekii
D
Rickettsia typhus
Question 7 Explanation: 
Rickettsia typhus associated with fleas and causes endemic typhus.
Question 8

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

A
Borrelia burgdorferi
B
Leptospira species
C
Francisella tularensis
D
Yersinia pestis
Question 8 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 9

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

A
Campylobacter
B
Bartonella
C
Borrelia
D
Brucella
Question 10

Associated with unpasteurized dairy products:

A
Pasteurella multocida
B
Borelia burgdorferi
C
Brucella species
D
Borrelia recurrentis
Question 11

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
Chlamydophila psittaci
D
Coxiella burnetii
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