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Our Biggest Smallest Threat: Quiz

Updated Thursday, 8th September 2005

Test your knowledge on viruses

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1. Which of the following differentiates viruses from bacteria?


2. Which of the following is NOT caused by a virus?


3. In what year was smallpox officially eradicated?


4. When were the first cases of HIV reported?


5. Who starred in the killer-virus movie Outbreak?


6. Why can't you treat a virus with antibiotics?


7. What is a "nosocomial" infection?


8. Why is "Marburg" virus so-called?


9. What condition is caused by Hepatitis?


10. Who discovered the technique of vaccination?

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