Answer to Question #187712 in Microbiology for Chelsea Temple

Question #187712

During her recent stay in the hospital following routine surgery, Liza contracts influenza from another patient. This infection is most specifically described as:

a. nosocomial

b. endogenous

c. exogenous

d. iatrogenic

I answered C, but i don't know if that is correct. Endogenous is an infectious that arose from the patient's own normal flora as an opportunistic infection. However, it could be B because Endogenous means they are caused by a microbe introduced to the patient while in the healthcare setting.

The number of microbes needed to cause illness in the host

A. the disease threshold

B. Minimum illness dose

C. Infectious dose

D. Minimum concentration

I believe it is minimum illness dose because the smallest amount of a drug or other microbes needed to produce a desired or specified.

Thank you so much!

Beginning to feel better

a. decline

b. convalescence

c. illness

d. prodromal period

i think its either A or B. Thank you very much!!

Expert's answer

1. C

2. B


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