Nurse Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

What causes smallpox?

Bacteria
Virus
Mold
Parasite
Smallpox is caused by the variola virus.

Question 2

The incubation period for small pox is 12 weeks.

True
False
The incubation period is about 12 days (range: 7 to 17 days) following exposure.

Question 3

People with smallpox require medical isolation.

True
False
Symptomatic patients with suspected or confirmed smallpox are capable of spreading the virus. Patients should be placed in medical isolation so that they will not continue to spread the virus.

Question 4

People with smallpox are most infectious during the second week of illness.

True
False
People with smallpox are most infectious during the first week of illness, because that is when the largest amount of virus is present in saliva. However, some risk of transmission lasts until all scabs have fallen off.

Question 5

A low-grade fever is a symptom of smallpox.

True
False
Initial symptoms of smallpox include high fever, fatigue, and head and back aches.

Question 6

What year did routine vaccination against smallpox end?

1964
1968
1972
1976
Routine vaccination against smallpox ended in 1972.

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