TB or Not TB, That is the Question

September 29, 2016
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

Take this quick quiz to see what you know about new tuberculosis screening guidelines and the latest research findings.

Recent developments in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment include new USPSTF recommendations for TB screening in primary care and a challenge to the conventional 2-state TB paradigm.

Take this quick quiz to see what you know about a disease that infects about one-third of the world’s population.

Note: If you would like more information on any of the questions, a link to the original article, “8 New Insights into Tuberculosis,” is provided on the last page of the quiz.

 

Question 1:

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The correct answer is B. Accurate tests are available, treatment provides a moderate health benefit, and the harms are small.

 

Question 2.

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The correct answer is A. Moderately sensitive and highly specific

 

Question 3.

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The correct answer is D. A single pathogen

 

Question 4.

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The correct answer is A. True

 

Question 5.

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The correct answer is C. 12.4 million

 

Question 6.

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The correct answer is B. Latent infection and active disease

 

Question 7.

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The correct answer is B. False

 

Question 8.

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The correct answer is C. The HIV epidemic serves as an amplifier of TB outbreaks by providing a reservoir of susceptible hosts.

For more information on all questions and answers, please visit “8 New Insights into Tuberculosis”