Nurse Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

Before recent events, when was the last case of anthrax in Florida reported?

Prior to recent events, state records show the last anthrax case in Florida was in 1974. Only 18 inhalation cases in the United States were documented in the 20th century, the most recent in 1976 in California.

Question 2

Which of the following is NOT a way that you can be infected with anthrax?

Skin contact
Swimming in the ocean
Eating infected food
Nearly 95 percent of anthrax cases are from skin contact with infected animals or soil. A smaller percentage of cases are from inhaling spores typically from the hair or hides of a diseased animal. Even more rare are cases from eating infected meat.

Question 3

Incubation from exposure to the onset of anthrax illness usually takes?

1-7 days
1-7 minutes
1-7 hours
1-7 weeks
The incubation period from exposure to onset of illness with anthrax is usually 1-7 days, but may be as long as 60 days.

Question 4

You can catch anthrax from another person.

Anthrax is not contagious from one person to another.

Question 5

Which of the following occupations do not face an elevated risk for contracting anthrax?

Farm workers
Wool workers
While human infection is rare, anthrax is an occupational disease of farm workers, veterinarians, and tannery and wool workers. Anthrax is contracted through contact with infected animals or soil.

Question 6

How many anthrax spores would a person have to inhale to get a lethal dose?

Someone would have to breathe in at least 8,000 anthrax spores to get a lethal dose - which is unlikely in its natural concentrations.

Question 7

Vaccines for anthrax are available.

An injectable anthrax vaccine has been around since the 1970s, and the U.S. military has required anthrax vaccinations for service personnel since the Persian Gulf War.

Question 8

The symptoms of inhaled anthrax are often cold or flu-like.

Initial symptoms may resemble a common cold or the flu. After several days, the symptoms may progress to severe breathing problems and shock. Inhalation anthrax is usually fatal.

Question 9

Cipro is the only antibiotic effective against anthrax.

Antibiotics such as penicillin, ciprofloxacin and doxycycline are the drugs of choice for treatment of anthrax. To be effective, treatment should be initiated early. If left untreated, the disease can be fatal.

Question 10

Should I wash my hands after handling mail?

Most definitely! Proper handwashing is our first line of defense against disease.

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