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Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: August 14th, 2012, 7:03 pm
by Jim_R

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2012, 3:42 pm
by silverheart7
The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2012, 5:25 pm
by Infinity Flat
The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2012, 8:11 pm
by Willows
The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.
No, not really. They haven't updated the page with 2013 info yet.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: August 31st, 2012, 9:34 pm
by Infinity Flat
The topic is Environmental Quality, right? Does anyone know of any good books, websites, or other resources for this year?
Honestly, everything on the soinc page is really excellent. Go through everything there and you will be golden.
No, not really. They haven't updated the page with 2013 info yet.
From the page:

Ecology of Increasing Disease: Population Growth and Environmental Degradation
National Center for Environmental Health

Those should contain more than enough information to go through while they continue to update for the 2013 topic.

In addition, the general epidemiology resources and especially those on bias and confounding are also very useful, even if you're already quite familiar with the event.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: September 1st, 2012, 12:52 pm
by silverheart7
Thanks so much! I'm really excited for this year. Hopefully it won't make me as paranoid as last year's did ;)

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: September 6th, 2012, 2:49 pm
by deezee
cdc.gov is also a great resource. You can just look under "environmental problems" and such to find info.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 2nd, 2012, 8:28 pm
by piisamazing
Today me and my partner were in English class, and on a question one of the answer choices was a list of different diseases: Black plague, Scarlet fever, Rocky Mountain fever, malaria, and West Nile virus. Instantly we got excited about the diseases, and started talking about how cool Rocky Mountain fever is.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 27th, 2012, 10:12 pm
by 2win
Where in the rules does it say that the topic is environmental quality? In part d of number 3, they list food poisoning, West Nile and state data on bicycle injuries.... (I could be misunderstanding something because this is my first year for the event...)

edit: forget the above, sorry, that was really stupid.... >.> um, but have you guys been finding state data on bicycle injuries?

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 28th, 2012, 4:51 pm
by Infinity Flat
Where in the rules does it say that the topic is environmental quality? In part d of number 3, they list food poisoning, West Nile and state data on bicycle injuries.... (I could be misunderstanding something because this is my first year for the event...)

edit: forget the above, sorry, that was really stupid.... >.> um, but have you guys been finding state data on bicycle injuries?
That's not something you need to study yourself, but rather an example of a data set you might be asked to interpret at competition. The tools of epidemiology can be used to analyze a wide range of problems and events, with food poisoning, West Nile, and bicycle injuries examples of things that fall within the field of study.