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How Much Do You Know About Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Take this 10 question quiz to find out how much you know about Neglected Tropical Diseases or NTDs!

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  1. Which of the following is NOT one of the 7 most common Neglected Tropical Diseases

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    Psoriasis
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    Lymphatic Filariasis
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    Schistosomiasis
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    Onchocerciasis
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    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is is an autoimmune disease that is not considered a neglected tropical disease. The other three (Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, Onchocerciasis) are different neglected tropical diseases.

  2. What is Lymphatic Filariasis also known as?

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    Jaundice
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    Hookworm
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    Elephantiasis
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    Trachoma
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    Elephantiasis

    Elephantiasis is caused by parasitic worms but transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. Some usual symptoms include swelling or hardening of the skin.

    Elephantiasis
    Via hki.org
  3. What NTD is responsible for an estimated 43 percent reduction in future wage earnings in affected areas.

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    Ascariasis (Roundworm)
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    Trichuriasis (Whipworm)
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    Schistosomiasis
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    Hookworm
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    Hookworm

    Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that affects more than 700 million people across the world. Hookworm larvae are found in human feces and transmitted to humans through contact with contaminated soil.

    Hookworm
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  4. How much does the medication cost to treat Ascariasis (roundworm)

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    5$
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    10$
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    15$
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    .02$
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    .02$

    It costs 2 cents to buy the medication needed to treat roundworm. Surprisingly, it does not cost much money to treat neglected tropical diseases.

    .02$
    Via clipartkid.com
  5. Where is Onchocerciasis (River Blindness) most commonly found?

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    Southeast Asia
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    India
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    Africa
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    South America
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    Africa

    River blindness is transmitted by infected Simulium black flies that live near bodies of water in Africa. Interestingly enough, 99% of all river blindness cases occur in Africa.

    Africa
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  6. Trachoma is an infectious disease that mostly causes problems with which body part?

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    The legs
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    The eyes
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    The mouth
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    The brain
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    The eyes

    Trachoma is an infectious disease of the eye. It is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. Trachoma can lead to irreversible blindness if left untreated.

    The eyes
    Via hki.org
  7. How is Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever) transmitted?

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    water contamination
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    soil contamination
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    food contamination
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    water contamination

    Snail fever is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. The disease itself is transmitted by contact with contaminated water. This contact can include swimming, bathing, or even fishing in contaminated water.

    water contamination
    Via emaze.com
  8. Which of the following NTDs IS caused by soil-transmitted helminths (STHs)

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    Ascariasis
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    Elephantiasis
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    Trachoma
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    Schistosomiasis
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    Ascariasis (roundworm)

    Ascariasis, or roundworm, is an intestinal parasitic infection and is part of a family of parasites known as the soil-transmitted helminths. Hookworm and whipworm are also soil-transmitted helminths. "Helminths" are parasitic worms.

    Ascariasis (roundworm)
    Via akc.org
  9. Who is most susceptible to contracting Trichuriasis (whipworm)

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    Teens
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    Middle Aged Men and Women
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    The elderly
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    Children
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    Children

    Children are most susceptible to whipworm because whipworm is transmitted through contaminated soil (like roundworm and hookworm) and children often play outside in the dirt and forget to wash their hands.

    Children
    Via endtheneglect.org
  10. In total, around how many people do NTDs affect?

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    100 million
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    5 million
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    500 million
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    500 million

    Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most common afflictions of the world's poorest people, affecting more than half a billion children around the world. Unfortunately, these diseases are prevalent because many people don't have access to proper sanitation or medical resources.

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