Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Lady Epidemic » February 11th, 2013, 9:51 am

Last year, I had a chart with food bourne illnesses, symptoms, incubation periods, and such, on my notesheet. Because this year's focus has changed, should I remove them? And also, what should I add to be prepared for environmental quality-based disease questions? I'm looking for specifics, such as Asthma, West Nile, and so on.
For the chart of diseases, it depends on how many you had. Several tests I've had this year have asked for example diseases in a certain category, such as gastrointestinal, parasitic, or bacterial, so a quick list you can pull diseases from might help. But if you're like me and had every foodbourne illness the CDC listed, (and some they didn't :) ), then you can probably remove quite a few to save space. In terms of specifically environmental stuff, I've seen specific questions on Scrapie, West Nile, Asthma, and Lead poisoning. The first three were each on a different test, and each test asked extremely specific questions about them - not just symptoms, but famous studies done around them, an air quality index for asthma, etc. Lyme disease, tetanus, and other vectorbourne or parenteral infections will probably feature as well in later tests.
On another note, has anyone read "The Ghost Map"? It's an excellent book about the 1854 London Cholera outbreak with John Snow and Henry Whitehead investigating. Probably not great for the purposes of S.O., but an awesome read. :D
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Ajullie1105 » February 17th, 2013, 11:11 am

I competed in Disease last year, when it was Food borne illnesses, I want to compete again this year. But I'm having trouble finding websites to learn about Environmental Quality. Does anyone have any good suggestions? :?: :shock:
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby DatScienceKid » February 18th, 2013, 11:42 am

I competed in Disease last year, when it was Food borne illnesses, I want to compete again this year. But I'm having trouble finding websites to learn about Environmental Quality. Does anyone have any good suggestions? :?: :shock:
This year, the environmental quality is yes, the main theme, but the focus is mostly on basic epidemiology and food borne illnesses. You need to know a lot of vocabulary, and there's odds ratios too. Good luck! :mrgreen:
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby stephritz929 » February 21st, 2013, 9:02 pm

Does anyone think there'll be anything about MSDS's since it's Environmental? (Material Safety Data Sheet)
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Flavorflav » February 23rd, 2013, 3:02 am

Does anyone think there'll be anything about MSDS's since it's Environmental? (Material Safety Data Sheet)
I doubt it.
I competed in Disease last year, when it was Food borne illnesses, I want to compete again this year. But I'm having trouble finding websites to learn about Environmental Quality. Does anyone have any good suggestions? :?: :shock:
This year, the environmental quality is yes, the main theme, but the focus is mostly on basic epidemiology and food borne illnesses. You need to know a lot of vocabulary, and there's odds ratios too. Good luck! :mrgreen:
There really shouldn't be a lot of food-borne, but apparently there is. Lazy event writers recycling old events, methinks.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby kalithepianist » February 23rd, 2013, 4:51 pm

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby illusionofconfusion » February 24th, 2013, 3:34 pm

Does anyone think there'll be anything about MSDS's since it's Environmental? (Material Safety Data Sheet)
I doubt it.
This year, the environmental quality is yes, the main theme, but the focus is mostly on basic epidemiology and food borne illnesses. You need to know a lot of vocabulary, and there's odds ratios too. Good luck! :mrgreen:
There really shouldn't be a lot of food-borne, but apparently there is. Lazy event writers recycling old events, methinks.
Well considering that the food you consume is technically part of your environment, it's not too terribly wrong, although it is super irritating.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Flavorflav » February 24th, 2013, 7:04 pm

I cannot speak for other States, but you will not need info on foodborne illnesses in NY - except perhaps for a few like Giardia that can be passed in many ways, including through food.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby awesome90220 » February 24th, 2013, 7:09 pm

I cannot speak for other States, but you will not need info on foodborne illnesses in NY - except perhaps for a few like Giardia that can be passed in many ways, including through food.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Flavorflav » February 25th, 2013, 2:45 am

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