Reading Comprehension Passage 12 MCQ Test With Answers - PARASITIC AND VIRUTIC DISEASES
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PARASITIC AND VIRUTIC DISEASES Man, like other animals, is ever a host to a great number of parasites: foreign organisms which cling to the skin or live inside the body. Most of these parasites cause us little discomfort, but a few are responsible for serious parasitic diseases particularly in tropical countries. Malaria and sleeping sickness, for instance -- and these are caused by small protozoan parasites consisting of a single cell -- are still major causes of death in many parts of the world. Other parasitic diseases like schistosomiasis, which are due to much larger worm-like parasites, cause relatively few deaths, but they seriously affect the well-being of more than two hundred million people. In Western countries the parasites of man are relatively unimportant, although livestock are seriously affected. We are much more familiar with infectious diseases caused by very small organisms called microbes: the bacteria and viruses. To the biologist these microbes are also parasites. But the diseases that they cause are, for convenience, not referred to as parasitic. Not so many years ago, quite a number of the diseases caused by bacteria or viruses, like cholera, pneumonia, smallpox, and poliomyelitis were among the foremost causes of deaths in Western countries. Nowadays cases of some of these diseases are so rare that medical students should feel fortunate ever to see them. John Clegg, "The Immunology of Parasitic Diseases", Biology In Human Affairs. Man
loves all other creatures of God.
feeds, keeps, breeds and cares for his parasites.
is the carrier of many parasites.
behaves hospitably to his parasites.
allows foreign organisms to cling to his skin.
Which of the following is not a parasitic disease?
None of the above is
has caused two hundred billion people to die.
is caused by a parasite consisting of a single cell.
likes parasites more than worms.
is a parasitic disease.
is itself a large parasite.
Who or what is more likely to be affected by parasites in Western countries?
The last sentence means:
It is impossible in our day for a medical student to come across a case suffering from one of these diseases.
Medical students are lucky not to see these diseases any more.
There is no need to study these diseases any longer.
Some of these diseases are so dangerous that even medical students should avoid studying them.
Nowadays a medical student may not have an opportunity to study some of these diseases during his or her training.
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