MCQs on Rabies

1. When is the World Rabies day celebrated to honour the death anniversary of Dr Louis Pasteur, responsible for inventing the first efficacious rabies vaccine?

a. June 1
b. September 28
c. October 16
d. November 14

2. Which organism is responsible for causing Rabies?

a. Bacteria
b. Protozoa
c. Fungi
d. Virus

3. Why is rabies also known as hydrophobia? What happens to the affected person?

a. Fears drinking fluids like water
b. Loves drinking fluids like water
c. Body is accumulated with fluids
d. Severe dehydration occurs

4. Once clinical signs of rabies appear in the affected person/animal, how many patients survive?

a. About 10%
b. About 20%
c. About 50%
d. About  Nil

5. What should be the first thing to be done, if one is bitten by a dog?

a. Gently wash the wound and apply antibiotic
b. Gently wash the wound and take tetanus toxoid
c. Gently wash the wound and bandage the wound
d. Wash the wound with mild soap and running water for 10-15 minutes, then go to the hospital.

6. What should you do if a dog/cat of unknown vaccine status bites you?

a. Wash the wound with soap and running water
b. Contact nearest doctor for advice
c. Take anti rabies vaccine prescribed by doctor
d. All of the​​​​​​​ above

7. Rabies can spread through the bite of which animals?

a. Dog and cat bite
b. Fox and monkey bite
c. Mongoose and jackal bite
d. All of the​​​​​​​ above

8. How soon after a potentially infectious bite should a person be treated for rabies?

a. Within 24​​​​​​​ hours or as soon as possible
b. Within a week
c. Within two weeks
d. Within four weeks

9. What can you do to prevent getting rabies?

a. Get your pets vaccinated against rabies, regularly
b. Keep your dog in a chain when you take it outside
c. Don’t approach wild animals
d. All of the above

10. What should you do, if you suspect a dog or animal is having rabies?

a. Catch the animal and isolate it from others
b. Kill the animal
c. Call the local animal rescue team/wildlife authorities
d. None of the above

11. The rabies virus can enter into the human body through

a. Open wounds
b. Mucous membranes
c. Organ transplants
d. All of the above

12. After dog bite, vaccine against rabies is generally taken

a. No need of vaccination, if previously vaccinated
b. Within 24 hours as a single shot
c. A series of 4-5 vaccine shots need to be taken in prescribed days
d. None of the above

13. Which organ of our body is mostly affected after infection by rabies virus?

a. Liver
b. Kidney
c. Heart
d. Brain

14. What are the characteristic diagnostic findings in rabies?

a. Golgi bodies
b. Negri bodies
c. Cowdry bodies
d. Guarnieri bodies

15. By which year, the world is aimed to become free from rabies?

a. 2025
b. 2030
c. 2040
d. 2050

16. About what percentage of human rabies related deaths are attributed to dog bite?

a. 60%
b. 75%
c. 80%
d. 99%

17. Which is the best public health measure for prevention of rabies?

a. Vaccinate  all dogs
b. Kill all stray dogs
c. Make rabies vaccine mandatory for all public
d. Capture the animals that bite others and quarantine them

18. Rabies virus is usually transmitted through _______ of the infected rabid animal.

a. Blood
b. Teeth
c. Saliva
d. Urine

19. Usually, how long does it take to show signs of rabies after being bitten by dogs?

a. 5-10 days
b. 20-80 days
c. 100-200 days
d. 200-300 days

20. When body part when bitten by a rabid dog can lead to occurrence of disease in a very short time?

a. Right hand in the palm
b. Right Leg below knee
c. Left leg above knee
d. Neck

21. A minimum what percentage of dogs have to be vaccinated to break the chain of infection?

a. 20%
b. 50%
c. 70%
d. 90%

22. If the biting dog or animal is captured, how much time does it have to be observed for any sign of rabies to aid in the treatment process?
a. 10​​​​​​​ days

b. 20 days
c. 30 days
d. 40 days

23. Out of the total rabies deaths accounting for about 1 death in every 10-15 minutes, how many are children?

a. 20%
b. 30%
c. 40%
d. 50%

24. Once vaccinated against rabies, the animal or human being has

a. Don’t need any vaccination on further exposure
b. Lifelong immunity
c. To be administered series of anti-rabies vaccines on exposure
d. All of the above



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