Diseases questions This is a list of recently added questions about diseases. Play diseases quiz and see all the questions. Why people from southern Asia suffered from beriberi sickness?Eating mostly white rice. Beriberi is a sickness caused by extreme deficiency of vitamin B1, thiamine. White rice is in general poor source of vitamins, but it completely lacks thiamine. During research on the beriberi causes Polish biochemist, Kazimierz Funk discovered thiamine, the first vitamin B1.Created by: smyruhard 42% eating toxic sea algaeeating toxic sea algae587inbreedinginbreeding1139drinking dirty waterdrinking dirty water3037eating mostly white riceeating mostly white rice3456vitamins riddles » Which of these names does NOT refer to syphilis?American disease. Colloquial names of syphilis in European countries reflected the path of its spread through the continent. In Italy it was named French disease. In France it used to be called Italian or English disease, in Netherlands a Spanish disease, German one in Poland and Lithuania, and Polish in Russian Muscovy. It never got named American one despite the dominant hypothesis of its origin. Created by: smyruvery hard 25% Spanish diseaseSpanish disease108Polish diseasePolish disease426American diseaseAmerican disease199Italian diseaseItalian disease62medicine riddles » What is cardiomyopathy?Thick cardiac muscles. Cardiomyopathy is a condition in which the heart's muscles get very thick and lose function. Cardiomyopathy is notorious for causing sudden death, especially in young athletes. Medications can sometimes control it, but in some cases, the patient needs a heart transplant.Created by: 12 year old geniusvery hard 34% Decrease in heart size.Decrease in heart size.33Thick cardiac musclesThick cardiac muscles64Increase in heart sizeIncrease in heart size35Thin cardiac musclesThin cardiac muscles54human anatomy riddles » Which human disease are armadillos a reservoir for?Leprosy. Armadillos are a presumed vector and natural reservoir for leprosy in Texas and Louisiana. They must have acquired the disease from humans at some point, given that armadillos are native to the New World, where leprosy was unknown prior to the arrival of Europeans.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 56% fluflu1352leprosyleprosy8488pneumoniapneumonia2031smallpoxsmallpox3212mammals riddles » Which disease is almost certainly fatal after symptoms have been shown?Rabies vaccine and sometimes rabies immunoglobulin are effective in preventing disease if given before the start of symptoms. However, only one person has survived a rabies infection without vaccination - it was Jeanna Giese, a teenager from Wisconsin. Unfortunately, the experimental treatment she had received didn't work for other patients.Created by: globalquiz.orgaverage 60% dysenterydysentery1509rabiesrabies7204tetanustetanus1407malariamalaria1792medicine riddles » Which large country in Europe was not affected by Black Death?Poland. Historians aren't sure why Poland was spared the worst of the plague, even though all its neighbours got depopulated. It was the only place not affected by the disease on the European continent (Iceland was also spared because it was rarely visited and Black Death never reached there).Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 75% ScotlandScotland2029PortugalPortugal2075PolandPoland27878FinlandFinland5143Poland riddles » Which controlled bacterial disease that affects ruminants has the oldest timeline, some experts claim it to have been the cause of the 5th and 6th plagues of EgyptAnthrax. Some experts claimed that the 5th and 6th plagues of Egypt were caused by Anthrax (see Exodus 7-9 in the Bible). they claim that the 5th plague was the systemic form and the 6th plague was the cutaneous formCreated by: Shanhard 46% anthraxanthrax3738brucellosisbrucellosis1194tetanustetanus2325blackquarterblackquarter819medicine riddles » For what reason were hatters considered mad in the Victorian era?Mercury poisoning. Mad hatter's disease is a common name for chronic mercury poisoning among hatmakers, who were often exposed to mercury vapors during felting works. Along with physical symptoms such as tremors or loss of hair and teeth, hatters tended to develop characteristic psychological traits, such as pathological shyness and marked irritability.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 56% Alice in Wonderland characterAlice in Wonderland character1803hammering the head during hat adjustinghammering the head during hat adjusting2260empty hat symbols empty headempty hat symbols empty head2349mercury poisoningmercury poisoning8440history riddles » Europeans brought many diseases to the Americas. Which disease was carried back?Syphilis was present in the Americas before European contact. It was carried from the Americas to Europe by the returning crewmen from Christopher Columbus's voyage. The first outbreak of syphilis in Europe occurred in 1494 in Naples, Italy, during a French invasion.Created by: globalquiz.orghard 47% TuberculosisTuberculosis1116SmallpoxSmallpox3279TyphusTyphus3683SyphilisSyphilis7274Indians riddles » Which disease does tsetse fly transmit?Sleeping sickness. There are 23 species of tsetse flies, that inhabit much of mid-continental Africa between the Sahara and the Kalahari deserts. The tsetse fly serves as both a host and vector for the trypanosome parasitesCreated by: brainyhard 49% malariamalaria5925yellow feveryellow fever2013bubonic plaguebubonic plague1027sleeping sicknesssleeping sickness8713animals of East Africa riddles » Play diseases quiz and see all the questions.