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1. Forms of anthrax include all of the following except:
2. Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment to be worn while handling specimens a. Surgical mask, Tyvek suit and goggles b. N95 mask, face shield, gloves, hat and boots c. Powered air purifying respirator, gown, gloves d. Surgical mask, eye protection, gloves, gown if necessary a. A neurotoxin produced by a spore that is ingested b. Septicemia caused by a gram negative bacillus 4. Symptoms of botulinum poisoning include all of the following except: d. Generalized weakness (hypotonia) in an infant 5. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding Plague?
c. Incision and drainage of buboes is the key to appropriate treatment d. May be passed from person to person via large droplets 6. Appropriate management of pneumonic plague includes all of the following except:
a. Droplet precautions until patient has completed 72 hours of antimicrobial therapy b. Doxycycline 100 mg. twice daily for post-exposure prophylaxis following confirmed d. sputum or tracheal aspirates for Gram’s, Wayson’s, and fluorescent antibody a. Should be treated aggressively with antibiotics c. Should be assumed to be due to a failure of precautions at a BSL 4 laboratory d. Should be managed using droplet and contact precautions 8. Post exposure to someone with smallpox, public health may require quarantine of d. Quarantine is not necessary after exposure to smallpox a. Are more toxic in liquid form than in gaseous when released c. Result in tachycardia and large pupils d. Are lethal due to bronchorrhea and copious secretions b. Works by inhibiting cellular aerobic respiration a. Must be started within 2 hours of the exposure c. Has significant potential toxicity due to methemoglobinemia d. Includes decontamination with copious washing and dilution 12. Which of the following is not a radiological/nuclear hazard?
13. When treating victims exposed to radiation, one must: a. Wear full protective equipment, including a level C air purifying respirator b. Stabilize and treat injuries first and foremost (wearing level D protection), as contamination of the health care worker is unlikely c. Decontaminate first; if the patient succumbs from their injuries they likely would d. Not treat the patient until a formal dose assessment is performed 14. With respect to Acute Radiation Sickness, which one of the following is true?
a. If, in the first 6 hours after a suspected exposure, there are no symptoms of b. Distance, time and administration of potassium iodide are the 3 most important factors in determining the level of illness c. The absorbed dose is measured in Curies d. The most serious manifestation is bone marrow stimulation 15. Potassium Iodide should not be used:
c. In persons situated more than 20 kilometres from an incident 16. What is the most effective way of protecting the public after a critical event? a. Assessment at hospital emergency departments b. Shelter in place and evacuation when necessary c. Mass administration of chelating agents



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