10 most difficult diseases riddlesDiseases quiz
Which animals are the most threatened by a prion disease?
Scrapie is infectious and incurable. Recent studies suggest prions may be spread through urine and persist in the environment for decades. Scrapie occurs in Europe and North America, but to date, Australia and New Zealand (both major sheep-producing countries) are scrapie-free.
Melasma is also known as?
mask of pregnancy
Melasma is a tan or dark skin discoloration. Melasma is thought to be caused by sun exposure, genetic predisposition, hormone changes, and skin irritation. Although it can affect anyone, melasma is particularly common in women, especially pregnant women and those who are taking oral or patch contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medication
Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?
Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in the Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one, despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin.
What is the name of an organic chemical compound used to treat alcoholism?
Disulfiram (sold under the trade names Antabuse and Antabus) is a drug used to support the treatment of chronic alcoholism by producing an acute sensitivity to ethanol (drinking alcohol).
What is the Zika virus (ZIKV) named after?
Zika virus (ZIKV) is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes. Its name comes from the Ziika Forest of Uganda, where the virus was first isolated in 1947. Zika virus is related to the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. From 2007 to 2016, the virus spread eastward, across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, leading to the 2015–16 Zika virus epidemic.
People with Cushing's syndrome have high levels of ...
Cushing's syndrome is caused by either excessive cortisol-like medication such as prednisone or a tumor that either produces or results in the production of excessive cortisol by the adrenal glands. About two to three people per million are affected each year. It most commonly affects people who are 20 to 50 years of age.Women are affected three times more often than men.
Which movie actor was allergic to his costume?
In a 2011 interview with Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe (the actor that portrayed Harry) revealed that there had been several pairs of the iconic round-rimmed Harry Potter glasses in the beginning of filming as they’d discovered he was allergic to the plastic used in the original pair.
This is the "Death tunnel". Where was he?
in the extermination camp
in the hospital
in the uranium mine
in a Chinese prison
Tuberculosis, also known as "the white plague", had a high mortality rate before streptomycin was introduced as a treatment in 1943. There may have been as many as 64,000 deaths at Waverly Sanatorium in Kentucky. During the TB years, tunnel was also used to transport the dead, so they wouldn't be seen by other patients. The tunnel is supposed to be haunted by those who made their last journey through it.
Who became the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes?
Australia was the first country in the world to introduce plain packaging, with all packets sold from 1 December 2012 being sold in logo-free, drab dark brown packaging. There has been opposition from tobacco companies to plain packaging laws, some of which have sued the Australian government. Since the Australian government won the court cases, several other countries have enacted plain packaging laws.
What enema was used to treat many diseases in the 17th-19th centuries?
salt solution enema
liquid soap enema
tobacco smoke enema
Tobacco was recognised by Europeans as a medicine soon after it was first imported from the New World, and tobacco smoke was used by western medical practitioners as a tool against cold and drowsiness. During the early 19th century the practice fell into decline, when it was discovered that the principal active agent in tobacco smoke, nicotine, is poisonous. A tobacco smoke enema was employed by the indigenous peoples of North America to stimulate respiration, injecting the smoke with a rectal tube