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How Much Do You Know About Neglected Tropical Diseases?

Neglected Tropical Diseases are the most common diseases that affect the world's poorest people. Take this 12 question quiz to find out how much you know about these Neglected Diseases! To learn more about NTD's or to donate to the cause please visit this website

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

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    Onchocerciasis
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    Schistosomiasis
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    Ascariasis
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    Psoriasis
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    Psoriasis

    Psoriasis not a neglected tropical disease, but is an auto-immune disease that affects around 7.5 million people. The three other diseases (Ascariasis, Schistosomiasis, and Onchocerciasis) affect anywhere from 26 million to 1 billion people. Neglected tropical diseases ( NTDs) are the most common afflictions of the world's poorest people, affecting more than half a billion children around the world.

  2. Trachoma is an infectious disease that is found in the (blank)?

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    Leg
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    Eye
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    Stomach
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    Mouth
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    Trachoma is found in the eye!

    Trachoma is an infectious disease of the eye usually found in places with poor health conditions. Repeated exposure to Trachoma can lead to irreversible blindness.

    Trachoma is found in the eye!
    Via hki.org
  3. What is Lymphatic Filariasis more commonly known as?

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    Elephantiasis
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    River Blindess
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    Roundworm
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    Trachoma
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    Elephantiasis

    Lymphatic Filariasis, more commonly known as Elephantiasis, is a disease that affects more than 120 million people in 80 countries worldwide. The disease is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes and is usually characterized by extreme swelling.

    Elephantiasis
    Via hki.org
  4. How much does it cost to treat the parasite Trichuriasis (whipworm)

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    10$
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    2$
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    .02$
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    20$
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    .02$

    It costs .02$ to pay for the pill (Albenzadole) that treats whipworm. That means you could treat 105 people for the cost of a medium coffee from Starbucks (2.10$)

    .02$
    Via miscw.com
  5. Schistosomiasis (snail fever) is mainly caused by (blank)?

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    contaminated food
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    contaminated water
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    contaminated soil
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    Contaminated Water

    Schistosomiasis (snail fever) is transmitted when a person comes into contact with contaminated fresh water. The parasite that causes snail fever can be contracted when swimming, bathing, or even fishing in this contaminated water.

    Contaminated Water
    Via end.org
  6. Who has the highest risk of contracting Ascariasis (roundworm)

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    Middle-aged Men and Women
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    The Elderly
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    Teens
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    Children
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    Children

    Children are the most at risk for this disease because of their tendency to to play in the dirt. Unfortunately, this parasite is transmitted via contaminated soil. (The picture shows a mass of Ascariasis passed by a child in Africa)

    Children
    Via medicinenet.com
  7. Where in the world is Onchocerciasis (river blindness) most commonly found?

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    Southeast Asia
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    South America
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    Africa
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    India
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    Africa

    99% of all river blindness cases are found in Africa. River blindness is caused by Simulium black flies that carry a parasite that invades the body and can cause anything from skin rashes to blindness. It is usually found near fast-moving rivers or streams in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Africa
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  8. This disease is predicted to cause a 43 percent reduction in future wage earnings in affected areas.

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    Hookworm
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    Elephantiasis
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    Trichuriasis (Whipworm)
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    Trachoma
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    Hookworm

    Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that when left untreated can lead to serious consequences. It has been shown that chronic hookworm infection in children contributes to physical and intellectual impairment, learning difficulties and poor school performance.

    Hookworm
    Via en.wikipedia.org
  9. Which of the following diseases is NOT caused by soil-transmitted helminths (STHs)

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    The picture above depicts how STHs spread and cause disease.

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    Hookworm
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    Trichuriasis (Whipworm)
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    Ascariasis (Roundworm)
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    Schistosomiasis (Snail Fever)
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    Snail Fever

    Snail fever is not caused by STHs, but is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. Soil transmitted helminths (parasitic worms) cause diseases that affect an estimated 700 million people. The picture depicts how STHs spread and cause disease.

    Snail Fever
    Via wordpress.com
  10. How many of the 7 most common NTDs have vaccines?

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    None!
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    1
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    4
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    7
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    0!

    Although vaccinations are in the development process for both hookworm and Schistosomiasis, there are currently no vaccines being distributed for any of the 7 most common NTDs.

    0!
    Via vaccinenewsdaily.com
  11. How many of the 7 most common NTDs can be treated and prevented with medicine administered to entire communities at once in mass drug administrations (or MDAs)

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    None!
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    7
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    3
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    5
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    7!

    All of the 7 most common NTDS can be treated and prevented with medicine administered to entire communities at once in mass drug administrations (or MDAs)

    7!
    Via legatum.org
  12. How much would you have to donate to treat and protect one person from the most common NTDs for one year

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    20$
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    less than .50$
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    5$
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    LESS THAN .50$

    It costs less than 50 cents per year to treat and protect one person from the most common NTDs. Donate here: https://globalnetworks.netdonor.net/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1737&ea.campaign.id=44577

    LESS THAN .50$
    Via kindspring.org
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