3 Viruses Go "Viral"

Activity 1

Infectious or Contagious?

Have students try this online version of the activity as a way to review what they have learned about disease transmission.

Complete the activity using the select dropdowns and then press the "check" button at the bottom right to see how you fared.

Disease Causative agent Transmission Mode Infectious / Contagious?
Ebola Ebola virus Direct contact  
Rabies Rabies virus Animal bite  
Type 2 Diabetes Poor diet N/A  
Malaria Plasmodium Mosquito  
Chicken pox Varicella zoster virus Direct contact/aerosol  
Warts Human papilloma virus Direct contact / sexual contact  
Food poisoning Salmonella Food borne  
Skin Cancer Radiation from sun N/A  
Poliomyelitis Polio virus Water borne  
Mononucleosis Epstein-Barr virus Direct contact  
Down Syndrome Change in chromosome number N/A  
Lyme Disease Borrelia burgdorferi Tick  
Flu Influenza virus Direct contact/aerosol  
Common Cold rhinoviruses, adenoviruses and others Direct contact/aerosol  
Guillain-Barre Syndrome Zika virus Mosquito  
Typhoid fever Salmonella typhi Food borne  
Cholera Vibrio cholera Water borne  
Rubeola Measles virus Direct contact/aerosol  
Cystic fibrosis Gene mutation N/A