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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by SciBomb97 » March 29th, 2012, 4:41 am

illusionofconfusion wrote:
deezee wrote:Clostridium and Botulism are basically the same thing, since the pathogen is Clostridium Botulinum.
While it's true that the causative agent of botulism is Clostridium botulinum, there is also Clostridium perfringens, which is what I assumed prelude to mean.
Wait, Clostridium isn't even a disease...it's a bacterial genus name.
I'm guessing that just refers to the diseases caused by Clostridium spp.?
That reminds me, we had this tie-breaker on our regionals test that told us to name as many food-borne illnesses and their causative agents as we could. I just wrote down "Clostridium perfringens infection" or "Clostridium dificile infection" for those two, but are there actual names for those diseases?
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » March 29th, 2012, 2:39 pm

illusionofconfusion wrote:
deezee wrote:Clostridium and Botulism are basically the same thing, since the pathogen is Clostridium Botulinum.
While it's true that the causative agent of botulism is Clostridium botulinum, there is also Clostridium perfringens, which is what I assumed prelude to mean.
Oh ok, that makes sense. In that case, though, maybe change "clostridium" to "perfrigens" or something. That way you won't get mixed up with botulism and the other one.
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by EpicFailure » March 29th, 2012, 8:18 pm

Can someone verify if this formula is correct? (This is derived from a more complicated one with symbols.)

pathogenicity (#dying/#exposed) = infectivity (#infected/# exposed) x virulence (# dying/# infected)

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » March 30th, 2012, 1:14 pm

EpicFailure wrote:Can someone verify if this formula is correct? (This is derived from a more complicated one with symbols.)

pathogenicity (#dying/#exposed) = infectivity (#infected/# exposed) x virulence (# dying/# infected)

Thanks in advance!

I mean, It would make sense because the "# infected" in the numerator AND denominator would cancel out, creating dying/exposed, so I think it is correct.
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Cedavis6 » March 30th, 2012, 5:50 pm

illusionofconfusion wrote:
Cedavis6 wrote:Tuberculosis. (Spelling?)
You spelled it right (congrats!), but TB is not a foodborne disease...
Hmm... my disease detectives test had tuberculosis at regionals... :?:

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by illusionofconfusion » March 30th, 2012, 6:05 pm

Cedavis6 wrote:
illusionofconfusion wrote:
Cedavis6 wrote:Tuberculosis. (Spelling?)
You spelled it right (congrats!), but TB is not a foodborne disease...
Hmm... my disease detectives test had tuberculosis at regionals... :?:
Well, yes, they can ask about any disease. But
prelude to death wrote:So, I'm doing this event again this year, and I was wondering: What food-borne illnesses do you guys memorize the symptoms and stuff of - if any at all?
and (s)he was asking specifically of foodborne diseases.
~illusionofconfusion ;)

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Cedavis6 » March 31st, 2012, 5:20 am

Oops, my bad.
Thought you were thalking about diseases in general.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » April 1st, 2012, 11:29 am

Cedavis6 wrote:Oops, my bad.
Thought you were thalking about diseases in general.
Yeah, the test writer are supposed to focus on food borne, but they sometimes throw in a common disease that's not.
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Cedavis6 » April 1st, 2012, 4:05 pm

:roll: :roll:
deezee wrote:
Cedavis6 wrote:Oops, my bad.
Thought you were thalking about diseases in general.
Yeah, the test writer are supposed to focus on food borne, but they sometimes throw in a common disease that's not.
:roll:

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Cedavis6 » April 1st, 2012, 4:05 pm

:roll: :roll:
deezee wrote:
Cedavis6 wrote:Oops, my bad.
Thought you were thalking about diseases in general.
Yeah, the test writer are supposed to focus on food borne, but they sometimes throw in a common disease that's not.
:roll: Rule breakers!!!

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