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Exam & Evaluation (West Nile Virus)
 
Questions: Please respond to following statements.

1 What is the most common symptom of mild West Nile viremia?
  Difficulty concentrating
  Muscle weakness
  Fatigue
  Headache
2 The WNV incubation period is from 2 to 14 days with most symptoms appearing within 2 to 6 days.
True     False
3 WNV has been not been shown to increase the risk of abnormalities in a fetus and/or miscarriage.
True     False
4 WNV-associated meningitis:
  Is similar to bacterial meningitis.
  Is always accompanied by neck stiffness and photophobia.
  Occurs in 20% to 30% of WNV infections of the central nervous system.
  Has a high mortality rate.
5 WNV-associated encephalitis:
  Often presents with seizures.
  Progresses to coma in about 15% of cases.
  Always presents with the same symptoms.
  None of the above.
6 WNV-associated acute flaccid paralysis:
  Occurs primarily in children in the United States.
  Can occur alone or with meningitis and/or encephalitlis
7 Which of the following treatments are approved for WNV in the USA:
  DNA vaccine
  Human immunoglobulin (Omr-IgG-am)
  Ribavirin
  Chimeric vaccine
  None of the above
8 Besides exposure to mosquitoes, age is the most important risk factor for developing serious west nile virus related illness.
True     False
9 Which mosquito repellent is intended for use on clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear?
  DEET
  Picaridin
  p-menthane 3,8-diol
  Permethrin
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