1. They are not really common, but I find that they do show up with some regularity. I would devote maybe 1/2 to 1/4 of a page to a chart with common food-bourne illnesses and other important ones (E. coli 0157:H7, salmonella,cholera, influenza, etc...) and their agents (this is really important- it shows up a lot- bacteria/virus/prion/etc). A summary of their symptoms, treatments, and likely sources is also helpful, as are some quick notes, like important outbreaks.I have three main questions:
Will properties/symptoms/other information about various diseases be present on the test?
How do we know if an outbreak is "major" or not? The wikipedia list of epidemics is, well, quite gargantuan.
And finally, will the tests depend a lot upon the speed you are able to do the problems?
Thanks a lot!
2. A "major outbreak" depends on the context, but I've never seen a question on if an outbreak qualifies as major. I suppose it would just be dependant on the mortality/ morbity rate. It might be referring to the famous historical out breaks, like John Snow's cholera outbreak.
3. You don't need to rush, but you should be able to do the problems pretty quickly. Most of these tests are reasonable lengths, but it isn't one of those that you have to speed-write nonstop. I suppose at some point you will be going too slow just based on common sense, but it isn't usually too big of a deal. Most people will finish the tests in time.