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Water Quality Quiz

1. What percentage of the world’s population lives without any form of sanitation and practices open defecation? *This question is required.
2. What is Naegleria fowleri, an organism that causes a rare but devastating brain infection? *This question is required.
3. What bacterium has been isolated from cooling towers, is spread through water droplets in the air, and causes Pontiac Disease? *This question is required.
4. What parasite forms oocysts that are excreted in feces? *This question is required.
5. What comma-shaped bacterium caused over 9,000 deaths following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti?  *This question is required.
6. What Asian parasite lives in fresh water snails during part of its life cycle and is second only to malaria as the most devastating parasitic disease? *This question is required.
7. What non-enveloped, single stranded RNA virus can be transmitted in water and is a major cause of acute gastroenteritis? *This question is required.
8. What protozoan flagellate produces cysts that are excreted in feces and causes a disease nicknamed Beaver Fever because beavers may be carriers? *This question is required.
9. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), at least how many people die of Shigellosis per year? *This question is required.
10. What Gram-negative bacillus can grow at 42°C, is found in soil and muddy water in tropical regions, and causes Melioidosis. *This question is required.
11. What microaerophilic, curved, spiral-shaped gram negative rod can be spread by contaminated water? *This question is required.
12. WHO recommends the use of the Vi-PS and Ty21a vaccines to control what endemic disease? *This question is required.