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24-MAR-2017 10:16

    World Tuberculosis or TB Day falls every year on March 24 promoted by the World Health Organisation. It is celebrated to raise the awareness among the people, efforts to prevent it and to treat this disease.


     World TB Day
    Source: www. healthcaredailyonline.com
    Various activities and events are organised by different organisations to eliminate TB disease. Over the years different themes and slogans of Global World campaigns are there like this year in 2017 the Theme is “United to end TB”. It is caused by the bacteria known as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis. It can be a fatal, if not treated properly. Let us analyse more about World TB Day, how and why it is celebrated, what is TB, its precautions, symptoms, causative organism etc.

    1. On which date the World Health Organization recognised to celebrate the World Tuberculosis Day?
    A. 24 March
    B. 24 April
    C. 7 April
    D. 14 November
    Ans. A

    2. Name a causal organism which is responsible for causing TB?
    A. Bacteria
    B. Virus
    C. Protozoa
    D. None of the above
    Ans. A

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    3. What is the theme of the World TB Day 2017?
    A. I am stopping TB
    B. Actions for life – Towards a world free of TB
    C. Gear up to end TB
    D. United to end TB
    Ans. D

    4. Which of the following statement is/are correct?
    (i) Dr. Robert Koch discovered a bacillus in 1882 that causes TB.
    (ii) Mainly TB affects lungs.
    (iii) TB is among the top 3 causes of death for women aged 15 to 44.
    (iv) Symptoms of TB are fever, night sweat, weight loss etc.
    Options are:
    A. (i) and (iii)
    B. (ii) and (iv)
    C. (i), (iii) and (iv)
    D. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv)
    Ans. D

    5. At which place the disease Tuberculosis was discovered?
    A. The Institute of hygiene, Berlin
    B. University of British Columbia
    C. California Institute of technology
    D. At Geneva, Switzerland
    Ans. A

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    6. Tuberculosis can be separated into how many categories of progression?
    A. One
    B. Two
    C. Three
    D. Four
    Ans. C

    7. World Health Organisation recommended a control strategy for TB known as:
    A. DOTS
    B. Gene therapy
    C. Morphine
    D. MCT
    Ans. A

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    8. How does TB spread?
    (i) By breathing
    (ii) By coughing
    (iii) Singing
    (iv )Sneezing
    Choose the correct option:
    A. (i) and (ii)
    B. Only (i)
    C. Only (ii)
    D. All of the above
    Ans. D

    9. What are the symptoms of the people suffering from latent Tuberculosis infection?
    A. Have no symptoms
    B. Patient feel sick
    C. Spread TB bacteria to others
    D. Patients have negative TB blood test.
    Ans. A

    10. Which one of the following statement is correct about TB?
    (i) Person suffering from HIV are prone to cause tuberculosis.
    (ii) DOTS is Directly observed treatment, short course.
    (iii) In anti-tuberculosis treatment, hepatitis or liver disease is a common side effect.
    (iv) Medication for TB is administered for 6 to 8 months.
    Options are:
    A. Only (ii) is correct
    B. (i) and (ii) are correct
    C. (ii) and (iv) are correct
    D. (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) are correct
    Ans. D

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