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HEALTH & DISEASE

1.The disease rickets is caused by a deficiency in which vitamin?
D
2.How is the childhood illness “pertussis” more commonly known?
Whooping Cough
3.Once called “The Royal Disease” as it was common in the European Royal families in the 19th & 20th C, which genetic disease did Queen Victoria’s son Prince Leopold suffer from?
Hemophilia
4.Dr Edward Jenner developed the technique of vaccination to combat which disease?
Smallpox
5.Florence Nightingale came to fame as a result of her nursing of soldiers during which war?
Crimean War
6.Sir Robert Ross was the UK’s first Nobel Prize winner, when he was awarded the 1902 prize in Medicine for his work on which tropical disease?
Malaria
7.Pediculus humanus capitis is the Latin name for which parasite?
Head Louse
8.Which part of the body would be affected, if you suffered from “Quinsy”?
Throat/Tonsils
9.Spread by the bite of an infected Tsetse fly, how is the disease Human African Trypanosomiasis more commonly known?
Sleeping sickness
10.What does the acronym ADHD stand for?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder