Questions August 2011.
Subject: Measles (Tests, problems and exercises)
Tuberculosis (Tests, problems and exercises)
Pub Date: 08/01/2011
Publication: Name: South African Medical Journal Publisher: South African Medical Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 South African Medical Association ISSN: 0256-9574
Issue: Date: August, 2011 Source Volume: 101 Source Issue: 8
Geographic: Geographic Scope: South Africa Geographic Code: 6SOUT South Africa
Accession Number: 263519605
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1. True (A) or false (B):

South Africa had a measles outbreak in 2009/2011.

2. True (A) or false (B):

Measles is one of the most contagious organisms.

3. True (A) or false (B):

Measles can be prevented by vaccination.

4. True (A) or false (B):

The measles vaccine is unsafe and very expensive.

5. True (A) or false (B):

Control of measles requires vaccination coverage of the order of 95%.

6. True (A) or false (B):

Cataract is one of the rarer causes of blindness in South Africa.

7. True (A) or false (B):

Only ophthalmologists are capable of performing cataract surgery.

8. True (A) or false (B):

Cataract surgery is one of the most cost-effective of all health interventions.

9. True (A) or false (B):

The Colleges of Medicine Higher Diploma in Surgery has been enthusiastically embraced.

10. True (A) or false (B):

The College regulations for Family Medicine specialists specify considerable surgical competence.

11. True (A) or false (B):

As antiretroviral drugs are so safe, no cases of overdose with antiretrovirals have been reported.

12. Which one of the following is NOT correct? The risk factors for suicide for persons with HIV/AIDS include:

a) Stigmatisation

b) Alopecia

c) Poor adaptive functioning

d) Neuroticism.

13. True (A) or false (B):

In South Africa there are more specialists in the public sector than in the private sector.

14. True (A) or false (B):

South Africa has an excellent ratio of doctors per 1 000 population.

15. True (A) or false (B):

From 1997 to 2006 the number of specialists in the public sector in South Africa declined.

16. True (A) or false (B):

A significant contributor to low retention of doctors in the public sector has been lack of positive reinforcement by the Department of Health.

17. True (A) or false (B):

Tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-co-infected (HIV-TB) patients is characterised by high rates of smear-negative pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease.

18. True (A) or false (B):

In TB the levels of antimicrobial drug resistance are decreasing.

19. True (A) or false (B):

Difficulty in making the diagnosis of TB in HIV-infected patients results in diagnostic delay.

20. True (A) or false (B):

Movement of drug-resistant TB patients to other facilities increases the potential for transmission of drug-resistant disease to health care workers.


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