Communicable Disease Unit...Exam Review


The following terms will be on the fill-in-the-blank section of the exam.

  • antibodies
  • bacteria
  • carrier
  • HIV
  • lymphatic system
  • T-cells
  • communicable
  • gonorrhea
  • mononucleosis
  • vaccine

You will need to know the following information about influenza:

  • What is the contagious period?
  • Should you stop taking prescribed medicine when you start to feel better? Why or why not?
  • Should you cover your cough when you sneeze? Why?
  • Will a vaccine help treat the flu?
  • Should you return to school as soon as your symptoms are gone? Why or why not?


You will need to know if these statements are true or false...

  • Abstinence is the only sure way to prevent STDs.
  • All communicable diseases are spread by kissing.
  • Don't share drinking glasses or eating utensils.
  • You can't get AIDS from hugging.
  • A balanced diet and plenty of rest can help your body fight infections.
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