Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Infinity Flat » March 20th, 2013, 6:06 pm

risk?
No, this one is a bit more obscure.
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2013: Astro (2, 6) / Chem (2, 5) / Circuits (8, 36) / Diseases (1,1) / Fermi (N/A, 24) / Materials (1, N/A)
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2011: Astro(2,11) / Diseases (1,27) / Optics (1,13) / Proteins (2,15)

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby honeybunchesofoats » March 21st, 2013, 3:09 pm

The spectrum of circumstances that set the stage for illness or disease outbreak.
Environment?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Infinity Flat » March 21st, 2013, 5:50 pm

It was Environmental Antecedent. A bit obscure, but I've seen it on a test before.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby honeybunchesofoats » March 22nd, 2013, 3:14 pm

A substance, host, or area in which an infectious agent normally lives and reproduces

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby MathGeek22 » March 22nd, 2013, 4:00 pm

Is there a list of most common diseases anywhere?
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Disease Detectives - 4
Food Science - 6
Road Scholar - 5
Sounds of Music - 1

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby MathGeek22 » March 22nd, 2013, 4:06 pm

A substance, host, or area in which an infectious agent normally lives and reproduces
Is it reservoir?

Personal characteristics (age, sex, health) behavior or lifestyle including diet, an environment exposure, or a family trait (genetic) that might cause or add to a health problem.
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Disease Detectives - 4
Food Science - 6
Road Scholar - 5
Sounds of Music - 1

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Storm the Castle - (1 at regionals and 3 at states)
Sounds of Music - (1 at regionals)
Road Scholar - (3 at regionals)
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby caseyotis » March 24th, 2013, 4:09 pm

Okay so I set up a binder by just printing out the handouts and practice things (it's small), and I'm going nowhere with it. I have just a small clue of what I need to do but no way to know how to do it. For example, I can't find any way to go into specifics with the 10-step method mentioned in the handout. I don't know exactly how to research a disease and even get started on something as easy as a sample tournament.

EDIT: This isn't me, it's my brother using my account...
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby silverheart7 » March 24th, 2013, 5:35 pm

Okay so I set up a binder by just printing out the handouts and practice things (it's small), and I'm going nowhere with it. I have just a small clue of what I need to do but no way to know how to do it. For example, I can't find any way to go into specifics with the 10-step method mentioned in the handout. I don't know exactly how to research a disease and even get started on something as easy as a sample tournament.

EDIT: This isn't me, it's my brother using my account...
Well, to research a disease, start with:

-the type of pathogen
-scientific name
-symptoms
-typical incubation period
-method of transmission
-famous outbreaks caused by this disease

You can't really go into depth with the ten-step method, or so I've found, but you should understand the basics of what each step entails.

Mastering the calculations and having a through understanding of vocabulary is extremely important. Learn to read epicurves, too. Once you have an understanding of the vocab, graphs, and general epidemiology, you could try a Disease Detectives Test Exchange 2013

P.S. I did this back in the food bourne illness topic, so the way to reseach diseases may not apply this year.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby isaysroar » March 24th, 2013, 5:51 pm

Well I even had a bicycle epidemic problem before. Pretty weird. No idea how it relates to environmental factors. I thought environmental factors meant air-borne or other indirect transmissions.
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Road Scholar- 5th
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby stephritz929 » March 24th, 2013, 6:22 pm

The way I've approached the event this year is that Environmental is anything that isn't biological could be considered environmental. Check out the Training Handout...it's got loads of subtopics and that's how my partner and I have been studying. Just take each subtopic, and research as much as possible. Anything in the environment that could inflict conflict within your perosn ;p, could be considered environmental in my book.
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Compute This: 14, 9
Disease Detectives: 3, 10
Team: 1, 7

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Regionals, States
Crime Busters: 2, ?
Disease Detectives: 5, 5
Forestry: 2, ?
Helicopters: 9, ?
Team: 5, 3


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