Human Parasitology Questions

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HUMAN PARASITOLOGY EXAM 1 QUESTIONS

1) INTRO AND HOST PARASITE INTERACTIONS

1. What is a symbiosis?
What is each participant in a symbiotic relationship called?
What is a trophic interaction?
Give some examples.

2. What type of dependency exists between the participants of a phoretic relationship?
Does the phoront benefit from the relationship?

3. Explain commensalism.
How does the commensal benefit?
Can these organisms survive independently?

4. What is mutualism?
Can these partners survive independently?
What type of dependence exists between the partners?
Give some examples.

5. How is each symbiont affected in an exploitation interaction?
How do a predator and a parasitoid differ?
What is the usually
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6. Who are the “bottom billion”?
What is a key reason that these people are trapped in poverty?

7. What are 5 common features of NTDs?
Why have these features contribute to making these diseases ‘neglected’?
Do many people die from NTDs compared to other major diseases?

8. What do DALYs measure?
How can this measure be used to compare diseases?
What is the equation?
What standard is used for measuring premature death and why?

9. What is polyparasitism?
Why should we consider polyparasitism when developing treatment strategies?
What is a Rapid Impact Package?
Where is it used?
What drugs does it contain and what diseases are targeted?

10. What are the basic goals of Helen Keller International?
Explain the steps involved in projects aimed at developing countries.
What is advocacy?
What is the best method for social mobilization?
How is Praziquantel best distributed?
Why are dose poles used?

10. How does travel relate to the spread of disease?
Is poverty spread equally throughout the US?
What are the Neglected Infections of Poverty?
What is the goal of the Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act?

READING ASSIGNMENT AND QUESTIONS
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SAMPLE QUESTIONS
1. Which of the following are soil-transmitted infections? 1. ascariasis 2. hookworms 3. onchocerciasis 4. trachoma 5. Buruli ulcer

A. 1 and 2 B. 1 and 3