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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by havenguy » March 10th, 2012, 7:24 pm

Definitely know how to calculate prevalence and incidence. Also, although equations like natality are easy, you want to know them too.

I would think unpasteurized milk would be campylobacter as well: http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/rawmilk/r ... html#risks
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by EpicFailure » March 11th, 2012, 11:22 am

Thanks for the tip! Oh, the exact question is:

Which of the following pathogens is most often associated with raw milk, and unpasteurized soft cheese?

A. Campylobacter
B. Listeria
C. Salmonella
D. Vibrio

In this case, would it be Listeria instead of Campylobacter?

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Post by sciencegirl23 » March 11th, 2012, 2:48 pm

Yeah i think it would definitely be listeria, that's the only disease i know associated with soft cheeses. But Campylobacter can be caused by unpasteurized milk too.
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Post by Lady Epidemic » March 12th, 2012, 9:16 am

sciencegirl23 wrote:Yeah i think it would definitely be listeria, that's the only disease i know associated with soft cheeses. But Campylobacter can be caused by unpasteurized milk too.

Yeah, I also know Listeria is associated with soft cheeses, but it's annoying, because when you went to the cdc page linked a couple posts up and clicked through a couple pages, you found a statistics sheet, and Campylobacter was associated in 54% of cases, as opposed to Listeria, which was way less. They probably meant, as quoted above, that which one was most commonly linked to milk, yogurt, and soft cheeses, as opposed to how we all took it, which was the most common percentage-wise in terms of illnesses caused by Campylobacter in unpasteurized milk. Yeah, I know I'm long-winded. =)
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by EpicFailure » March 13th, 2012, 9:28 pm

Generally, what are the most common diseases that we should know about?

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Post by Infinity Flat » March 13th, 2012, 9:35 pm

EpicFailure wrote:Generally, what are the most common diseases that we should know about?
Take a gander at that link to the CDC posted back a little bit for a pretty good list. I would say that Salmonella, E.Coli, Retrovirus, and Botulism are most commonly seen.
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Post by havenguy » March 14th, 2012, 7:12 pm

Also, there are lists in the training handout of Microbe Mission that give some pretty good ones.

Ebola, cryptosporidiuum, staphylococcus, west nile virus, malaria, any type of "worm", common flu, and athlete's foot are also seen a lot.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by SciBomb97 » March 14th, 2012, 7:25 pm

havenguy wrote:Also, there are lists in the training handout of Microbe Mission that give some pretty good ones.

Ebola, cryptosporidiuum, staphylococcus, west nile virus, malaria, any type of "worm", common flu, and athlete's foot are also seen a lot.
Ebola should be the easiest to identify. Once you see it, you don't forget it.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by havenguy » March 16th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Has anyone ever seen a section about famous epidemiologists on a test?
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Post by Infinity Flat » March 16th, 2012, 5:23 pm

havenguy wrote:Has anyone ever seen a section about famous epidemiologists on a test?
Yes. Snow and Jenner are fairly common.
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