Sounds perfect, thanks. See you at states!silverheart7 wrote:Well, to research a disease, start with:caseyotis wrote: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...
-the type of pathogen
-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.
P.P.S. Hi Casey's brother! I'll see you at states
P.P.P.S. Sorry if that sounded creepy!
EDIT: For researching the disease, if there is a case that doesn't say the specific pathogen (food poisoning, for example), by researching the disease should I come up with a list of possible pathogens (E. coli, etc.)?