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16 Cards in this Set

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One of a group of emerging tick‑transmitted diseases caused by rickettsias of the Ehrlichia genus
An emerging acute viral disease characterized by respiratory pneumonia and obtained by transmission of hantavirus from rodents
hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)
An emerging tick‑transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi
Lyme disease
An insect‑transmitted disease characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and anemia caused by the protozoan Plasmodium spp., usually transmitted between mammals through the bite of the Anopheles mosquito
An infection caused by a fungus
An endemic disease in rodents caused by Yersinia pestis that is occasionally transferred to humans through the bite of a flea
A usually fatal neurological disease caused by the rabies virus that is usually transmitted by the bite or saliva of an infected animal
Obligate intracellular parasite genus responsible for diseases including typhus, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and ehrlichiosis
A tick‑transmitted disease caused by Rickettsia rickettsii, causing fever, headache, rash, and gastrointestinal symptoms
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
A genetic trait that confers resistance to malaria but causes a reduction in the efficiency of red blood cells by reducing the oxygen‑binding affinity of hemoglobin
sickle‑cell anemia
A genetic trait that confers resistance to malaria but causes a reduction in the efficiency of red blood cells by altering a red blood cell enzyme
A disease involving rigid paralysis of the voluntary muscles, caused by an exotoxin produced by Clostridium tetani
A louse‑transmitted disease caused by Rickettsia prowazekii, causing fever, headache, weakness, rash, and damage to the central nervous system and internal organs
A neurological disease caused by West Nile virus and transmitted by mosquito from birds to humans
West Nile fever
An animal disease transmitted to humans
Food poisoning due to ingestion of food containing botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum