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Community Health Nursing Quiz- I

Infectious Diseases

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1. The last case of smallpox was reported in the world in:

A. 1977

B. 1978

C. 1979

D. 1982

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2. Smallpox was eradicated because of the following factors except:

A. Potent vaccine

B. Easy to recognize

C. Extra human reservoir control

D. Long incubation period

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3. Which of the following is true of chickenpox?

A. Virus is not found in scab =

B. Virus can be grown on the chick embryo

C. Caused by RNA virus

D. Does not cross the placental barrier

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4. Infectivity of chickenpox last

A. Till the last scab fall offs

B. 3 days after appearance of rash

C. 6 days after appearance of rash

D. As long as fever last

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5. All stages of rash are seen in:

A. Chickenpox

B. Smallpox

C. Measles

D. Typhoid

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6. Carriers are associated with transmission of disease in all except:

A. Typhoid

B. Cholera

C. Measles

D. Diphtheria

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7. Koplik's spots are seen in:

A. Rubella

B. Rubeola

C. Typhoid

D. Chickenpox

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8. All are true about measles except:

A. Incubation period of 10 to 14 days

B. Secondary attack rate of 30%

C. More severe in malnourished

D. Sub clinical infection

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9. Sub acute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) can occur in infection with:

A. Measles

B. Rubella

C. Mumps

D. Chickenpox

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10. Which of the following diseases gives life-long immunity after an attack?

A. Mumps

B. Typhoid

C. Tetanus

D. Diphtheria

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1. A 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. A
6. C 7. B 8. B 9. A 10. B


  1. Park JE, Park K. Text Book of Preventive and Social Medicine. 19th Edition. Jabalpur: M.S. Banarsidas Bhanot; 2007.
  2. Questions from entrance examinations relevant to nursing conducted in India. (NIMHANS/AIIMS/Manipal/Kerala/All India etc..)
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