Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 12th, 2016, 6:01 pm

Looking back at the stickied question marathon post and the first few pages, it looks like we don't have to hide questions, just answers.

What is an ecological study?
An ecological study is a study where the level of data analysis is at a group level, rather than an individual level. So instead of individuals ranked by exposure, it is groups that are used instead.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yang573 » April 12th, 2016, 7:22 pm

Looking back at the stickied question marathon post and the first few pages, it looks like we don't have to hide questions, just answers.

What is an ecological study?
An ecological study is a study where the level of data analysis is at a group level, rather than an individual level. So instead of individuals ranked by exposure, it is groups that are used instead.
That's right. Specifically, numbers such as mean and incidence rates are used to assess the group(s) of interest.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 13th, 2016, 5:32 pm

Question:

List two diseases caused by bacteria and viruses (so 4 total).
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 13th, 2016, 6:58 pm

Question:

List two diseases caused by bacteria and viruses (so 4 total).
Bacteria: cholera and Q fever. Virus: Ebola and Herpes

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 15th, 2016, 6:53 am

Correct! Your turn!
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 15th, 2016, 4:00 pm

Question (Lots of different responses):

Why did rates of disease transmission increase so rapidly in the first part of the 20th century?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yang573 » April 19th, 2016, 1:06 pm

Question (Lots of different responses):

Why did rates of disease transmission increase so rapidly in the first part of the 20th century?
World War I, and to a lesser extent, World War II, brought soldiers all over the world and then back home. The Spanish Flu pandemic is the most severe result of these transmissions.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 19th, 2016, 3:27 pm

Question (Lots of different responses):

Why did rates of disease transmission increase so rapidly in the first part of the 20th century?
World War I, and to a lesser extent, World War II, brought soldiers all over the world and then back home. The Spanish Flu pandemic is the most severe result of these transmissions.
That's correct!

Other good answers:
• New transportation technology like airplanes
• Poor hygiene
• Misunderstanding of scientific principles of disease transfer
• War
• Poverty/poor living conditions

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yang573 » April 19th, 2016, 8:26 pm

Name three diseases that are commonly transmitted via drinking water and are still an issue to this day.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 20th, 2016, 5:09 pm

There's lots but Cholera, Campylobacter, and Giardia come to mind first.
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