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Diseases: Virus... or Bacteria?

For each disease, say whether it is caused by a virus, a bacteria, or something else. Good luck!
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Last updated: April 16, 2019
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1. Common Cold
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
2. Influenza
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
3. Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.
4. Measles
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
5. Meningitis
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Can be caused by either viruses or bacteria.
6. Rabies
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
7. Scabies
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by a mite infestation.
8. Herpes
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
9. Chlamydia
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis
10. Bubonic and Pneumonic Plague
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Both are caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
11. Pneumonia
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and others.
12. Ebola
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
13. Legionnaire's Disease
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Caused by any type of Legionella bacteria
14. Leprosy
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Long-term infection by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae or Mycobacterium lepromatosis
15. Scurvy
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C.
16. Lyme Disease
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by the bacteria Borrelia and spread by ticks.
17. Mad Cow Disease
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by prions, replicating proteins.
18. Tetanus (Lockjaw)
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani.
19. Syphilis
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
20. Polio
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by the poliovirus.
21. Cholera
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is an infection of the small intestine by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
22. Hepatitis C
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
23. Malaria
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by protozoa of the Plasmodium group and spread by mosquitoes.
24. Tuberculosis
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria.
25. Yellow Fever
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes
26. Smallpox
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
It was caused by Variola major and minor viruses.
27. AIDS
Virus
Bacteria
Both
Neither
Caused by the HIV virus
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Level 63
Apr 16, 2019
Fantantastic quiz!
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Level 78
Apr 17, 2019
So fantantastic it gets an extra syllallable?!
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Level 24
Sep 10, 2019
awesome quiz, I have learned something new
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