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How to conquer an outbreak

Coronavirus is scary. But we've conquered disease outbreaks before and we can do it again if we band together.

Take this quiz on how we've fought back against epidemics. It might just teach us all something about today's global health crisis — plus you'll unlock $2 for UNICEF to combat COVID-19!

From 2000 to 2015, a mere 15 years, malaria deaths were cut in half, thanks in large part to what preventative measure?

From 2000 to 2015, a mere 15 years, malaria deaths were cut in half, thanks in large part to what preventative measure?

A.

Staying inside

B.

Mosquito nets

C.

Vaccines

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The answer is mosquito nets

Not quite!

The answer is mosquito nets

Much like the coronavirus, preventative behaviors can go a long way to reduce the rates of malaria infection. Unfortunately, a successful malaria vaccine has not yet been developed. Instead, we have seen much success encouraging people to sleep under insecticide-treated bed nets.

The World Health Organization (WHO) hoped this highly contagious disease would be eradicated by this year, but because of vaccine hesitancy, we've instead seen a recent increase in outbreaks.

The World Health Organization (WHO) hoped this highly contagious disease would be eradicated by this year, but because of vaccine hesitancy, we've instead seen a recent increase in outbreaks.

A.

Smallpox

B.

Measles

C.

Tetanus

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The answer is measles.

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The answer is measles.

Much like the coronavirus, measles is highly contagious. But it has something COVID-19 does not yet have: A highly effective and inexpensive vaccine! Unfortunately, a recent rise in misinformation and vaccine hesitancy has caused frequent, and preventable, measles outbreaks.

Only 35 years ago, Dracunculiasis afflicted 3.5 million people a year. Today it has been reduced by 99.99% and could soon become the first disease eradicated without a vaccine or medicine. How is the disease transmitted?

Only 35 years ago, Dracunculiasis afflicted 3.5 million people a year. Today it has been reduced by 99.99% and could soon become the first disease eradicated without a vaccine or medicine. How is the disease transmitted?

A.

Water contaminated with parasite-infected water fleas

B.

Humans coughing and sneezing

C.

A bite from an infected animal

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The answer is water contaminated with parasite-infected water fleas.

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The answer is water contaminated with parasite-infected water fleas.

Dracunculiasis, also known as Guinea worm disease, is contracted when people consume contaminated water. With safe drinking water initiatives, education and containment of infection, UNICEF and other health organizations have nearly eradicated this disease, with only 53 cases last year.

Polio, which was once the leading cause of paralysis among children worldwide, has been reduced by 99% with the help of massive vaccination campaigns. There are only three countries where polio cases still exist — which of these is NOT one of those countries?

Polio, which was once the leading cause of paralysis among children worldwide, has been reduced by 99% with the help of massive vaccination campaigns. There are only three countries where polio cases still exist — which of these is NOT one of those countries?

A.

Pakistan

B.

Afghanistan

C.

Bangladesh

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The answer is Bangladesh

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The answer is Bangladesh

Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan are the only three countries that still have polio cases, but UNICEF and its partners are getting closer to zero! Field workers travel to the hardest-to-reach places to ensure that every child is vaccinated.

Every outbreak helps UNICEF learn and develop new strategies to use in the next outbreak. In what epidemic did UNICEF develop remote learning so that children’s education could continue even during isolation?

Every outbreak helps UNICEF learn and develop new strategies to use in the next outbreak. In what epidemic did UNICEF develop remote learning so that children’s education could continue even during isolation?

A.

The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa

B.

The 2016 cholera outbreak in Sudan

C.

The 2017 diphtheria outbreak in Cox’s Bazar

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The answer is the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Nope.

The answer is the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

During 2014’s Ebola outbreak, 5 million children were affected by schools closing for up to 9 months in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Now, UNICEF is once again deploying remote learning curricula as we combat COVID-19.

Quiz: How to Conquer an Outbreak

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History shows us we can beat epidemics like the coronavirus. To do it, we must come together — doing our part to follow expert advice and equip health workers worldwide with the tools they need to treat and prevent disease. We’ll be sending you ways to do both in the coming days.

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