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Question 1: Which statement is true regarding yellow fever?

  1. Travelers who received yellow fever vaccination should avoid an immunocompromised family member.

  2. Yellow fever vaccine has been shown to cause birth defects and should not be given to pregnant women.

  3. Yellow fever vaccination booster is recommended every 10 years for those who still travel frequently to South America and Africa.

  4. Yellow fever is caused by a tick bite, but those with the vaccine do not need to be concerned if they are bitten.

Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Frequently Asked Questions About Yellow Fever. 2015. Available from:

Question 2: A 68-year-old female presents for routine preventive care. She has a history of osteoarthritis and hypertension and takes acetaminophen and lisinopril. She has not had a previous fracture. Family history is significant for hypertension and coronary heart disease in her father and hypertension in her mother. The patient does not drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. She exercises once or twice a week by walking in the local mall. Her BMI is 20kg/m2. She was screened at age 65 and did not have evidence of osteoporosis. Which of the following is correct concerning this patient?

  1. USPSTF recommends repeat screening in 2 years for patients with a higher risk of fracture than a 65-year-old female with no risk fractures.

  2. 10-year risk of fracture for a 65-year-old white woman with no other risk factors is 5%.

  3. Repeat screening is more reliably predictive of fracture risk than 1-time screening.

  4. USPSTF recommends screening for osteoporosis at 10-year intervals after a negative screen

  5. USPSTF does not make a recommendation for repeat or interval screening for osteoporosis.


Reference: US Preventive Services Task Force. Osteoporosis: Screening. 2011. Available from:

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