Disease Prevention Quiz

Take the Disease Prevention Test

You can do a lot to keep yourself healthy. Staying away from germs, eating a balanced diet, getting enough rest—all these steps and others can put you on the road to good health. How much do you know about preventing disease? Take this quiz and find out.

1. How are infectious diseases, such as colds and influenza, most commonly spread?
2. Which is the most important hygiene habit to teach young children?
3. Chronic stress has been linked to which of these health problems?
4. Which of the following increases your risk for type 2 diabetes?
5. Which of these things can reduce the risk of getting genital herpes or other communicable sexual diseases?
6. According to the CDC, when should infants start vaccines against serious diseases?
7. “Sleep hygiene” refers to the promotion of regular sleep. Which of these can help you develop healthy sleep habits?

Infant Immunization Quiz

Take the Infant Vaccine Quiz

Test your knowledge of vaccines against a variety of diseases that can affect
your child. This quiz is based on information from the CDC.

1. A pregnant woman passes antibodies to her unborn baby
through the placenta to protect against certain diseases. About how long does this

natural immunity last after birth?

2. Which vaccine is given soon after birth?

3. Bacterial meningitis strikes babies more often than any other
age group. Which vaccine will help prevent one previously common type of meningitis?

4. What
type of reaction commonly occurs after the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular
pertussis (DTaP) vaccine?

5. When should a baby not be given a DTaP vaccine?

6. In the combined DTP vaccine used in the past, which of the 3
vaccine components reportedly caused severe reactions?

Birth Defects Quiz

What Do You Know About Birth Defects?

See how much you know about birth defects. Learn what you can do to lower
your risk.

1. How many babies in the U.S. are born with birth defects?

2. When is an unborn baby most at risk of developing a birth defect?

3. Which of these is a common birth defect?

4. Which of these habits of the mother-to-be can be harmful to the fetus?

5. A woman who is pregnant or considering pregnancy should get a health checkup. Which
of these vaccines should be up to date before she gets pregnant because of the danger
of the disease to the fetus?

6. Healthcare providers advise women to take 400 mcg of folic acid daily before they
get pregnant and during pregnancy. What can this help prevent in the baby?

7. Pregnant women should not handle cat litter to lower the risk of becoming infected
with which of these?

8. Which of these kinds of medicines can cause birth defects if taken when pregnant?

9. During prenatal care, a healthcare provider may recommend genetic screening tests
for certain disorders. What is one thing that amniocentesis tests for?

10. Extra or missing chromosomes trigger genetic birth defects. What factor greatly
increases the risk for an abnormal number of chromosomes in the fetus?