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1. The usual incubation period for Ross
River virus is:
a) 3–21 days.
b) 7–9 days.
c) 11–15 days.
d) 3–9 days.
e) 1–3 months.
2. The following advice may assist
in personal protection against
a) Use of citronella candles and mosquito
b) Avoidance of known mosquito infested
areas, particular at dawn and dusk when
mosquitoes are known to be most
c) Minimisation of mosquito breeding by
removing open water containers and
water-holding plants from around the
d) Loose fitting and light coloured clothing
that covers as much of the body as
e) All of the above.
3. The following is TRUE regarding the
treatment of painful and swollen
joints due to RRV:
a) Paracetamol provides as effective pain
relief as NSAIDs.
b) All patients should be offered NSAID
c) 22% of people reported the most
effective agent to be aspirin.
d) 36% of patients reported the most
effective relief from NSAIDs.
e) 16% of people reported the most
effective agent to be paracetamol.
4. The following is TRUE relating to
DEET-containing insect repellents:
a) DEET containing products range from
b) A concentration of 30% DEET will offer
c) A product containing 10% DEET will be
effective for approximately three hours.
d) A product containing 24% DEET will
provide six hours of protection.
e) Product selection should not be based
on the time to be spent outdoors.
5. The following information SHOULD
be provided regarding the use of
DEET containing repellents.
a) Use just enough repellent to lightly
cover but not saturate the skin.
b) Ensure application of insect repellent to
the hands of small children.
c) Do not use repellents over cuts, wounds,
inflamed, irritated, or eczematous skin.
e) All of the above.
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