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Doctors often have a prescribed set of questions that they will ask patients. In this exercise you will see nine different patients that have viral diseases. Your mission is to correctly diagnose all nine patients by asking the following questions. Do not tell them what disease they have.

Questions to ask patients Patients Response goto or diagnosis

1A Do you have a fever?
1B Do you have a fever?

YES
NO

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2A Is your fever 104 or over?
2B Is your fever 104 or over?
YES
NO
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3A Do you have small pink spots with gray-white enters insider your mouth?
3B Do you have a rash that has become 1000's of pus filled pimples?
YES
YES

Measles
Smallpox

4A Do you have swelling in the glands of the neck below the jaw?
4B Have you had chills, headache, aches in your joints, skin sensitivity, & weakness
YES
YES
Mumps
Influenza
5A Do you have any kind of skin rash?
5B Do you have any kind of skin rash?
YES
NO
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6A Is your rash in a band around your ribs or stomach?
6B Is your rash on the skin of your back or chest?
YES
YES
Shingles
Chicken Pox
7A Do you have a stuffy nose, throat, and air passages?
7B Do you have a stuffy nose, throat, and air passages?
YES
NO
Common Cold
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8A Were you bitten by an animal? Is their burning around the bite?
8B Do you have vomiting and jaundice (yellowish discoloration of the skin)?
YES
YES
Rabies
Hepatitis

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Patient 2:________________________________________

Patient 3:________________________________________

Patient 4:________________________________________

Patient 5:________________________________________

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Patient 7:________________________________________

Patient 8:________________________________________

Patient 9:________________________________________

Patient Number Patient Symptoms
1 1) chills, fever, headache, aches in the joints, skin sensitivity, and weakness
2) symptoms disappear in about a week
3) secondary respiratory infections such as bacterial pneumonia can follow
2 1) pain, burning, or numbness at the site of an animal bite (mammal)
2) headaches and unable to sleep
3) muscle spasms in the throat and difficulty swallowing
4) unconsciousness
5) death
3

1) skin becomes extremely sensitive usually in a band around the ribs or stomach on one side of the body
2) 1 day later a red rash with watery blisters appears in the same band
3) extreme pain in the area of the rash
4) pain may last for months

4 1) skin rash on skin of back or chest
2) headache, discomfort with rash
3) rash becomes fluid filled blisters
4) blisters dry up and become scabs
5 1) fever (as much as 105), cough, runny nose, red & watery eyes that are sensitive to light
2) small pink spots with gray-white centers develop inside the mouth
3) 3-5 days later pink spots break out onface near hairline
4) pink rash spreads over the body in 2-3 days
5) fever and cough stop when it reaches the feet
6 1) fever, headach, muscle ache, and vomiting
2) swelling in the glands of the neck below the jaw
3) pain of swollen glands make chewing painful
4) swelling last around 1 week and stops
7 1) aches and extremely high fever (over 104)
2) 2-4 days later a rash appears on the face and spreads over the body
3) rash becomes 1000's of small pimples
4) pimples become large and pus filled
5) 2-4 weeks later the pimples scab over and fall off
6) 20% of victims die
7) survivors are permanently scarred and many blinded
8 1) weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and jaundice (yellowish discoloration of the skin)
9 1) stuffy nose, throat, and air passages
2) may spread to ears, sinuses, and eyes
3) spreading to the throat can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia
4) symptoms last 2 days to 2 weeks

 

Disease Name Virus Human Symptom Progression
1) Influenza Influenza virus 1) chills, fever, headache, aches in the joints, skin sensitivity, and weakness
2) symptoms disappear in about a week
3) secondary respiratory infections such as bacterial pneumonia can follow
2) Rabies or Hydrophobia Rabdo virus 1) pain, burning, or numbness at the site of an animal bite (mammal)
2) headaches and unable to sleep
3) muscle spasms in the throat and difficulty swallowing
4) unconsciousness
5) death
3) Shingles Herpes zoster

1) skin becomes extremely sensitive usually in a band around the ribs or stomach on one side of the body
2) 1 day later a red rash with watery blisters appears in the same band
3) extreme pain in the area of the rash
4) pain may last for months

4) Chicken Pox Herpes zoster 1) skin rash on skin of back or chest
2) headache, discomfort with rash
3) rash becomes fluid filled blisters
4) blisters dry up and become scabs
5) Measles Rubella virus 1) fever (as much as 105), cough, runny nose, red & watery eyes that are sensitive to light
2) small pink spots with gray-white centers develop inside the mouth
3) 3-5 days later pink spots break out onface near hairline
4) pink rash spreads over the body in 2-3 days
5) fever and cough stop when it reaches the feet
6) Mumps Paramyxovirus 1) fever, headach, muscle ache, and vomiting
2) swelling in the glands of the neck below the jaw
3) pain of swollen glands make chewing painful
4) swelling last around 1 week and stops
7) Smallpox Pox virus 1) aches and extremely high fever (over 104)
2) 2-4 days later a rash appears on the face and spreads over the body
3) rash becomes 1000's of small pimples
4) pimples become large and pus filled
5) 2-4 weeks later the pimples scab over and fall off
6) 20% of victims die
7) survivors are permanently scarred and many blinded
8) Hepatitis Hepatitis A 1) weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and jaundice (yellowish discoloration of the skin)
9) Common Cold Rhinovirus 1) stuffy nose, throat, and air passages
2) may spread to ears, sinuses, and eyes
3) spreading to the throat can lead to bronchitis and pneumonia
4) symptoms last 2 days to 2 weeks