Disease Detectives B/C

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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.
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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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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yang573 » April 21st, 2016, 6:49 am

There's lots but Cholera, Campylobacter, and Giardia come to mind first.
Campylobacter seems more like a foodborne illness, but everything else is OK. There's also Guinea Worm Disease, which is quite important because it's approaching global eradication.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 21st, 2016, 5:59 pm

It's also transmitted through water as well, and I always find it so cool how certain diseases are eradicated, it's like humans winning the war against the disease :D .

Question: What are the 3 types of anthrax? Explain how each one is transmitted.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 23rd, 2016, 5:56 am

Question: What are the 3 types of anthrax? Explain how each one is transmitted.
[b]cutaneous anthrax[/b] is spread through contact through the skin, generally through lesions or open cuts that allow anthrax spores into the body. Cutaneous anthrax affects the skin and the area around the site of infection.
[b]gastrointestinal anthrax[/b] is spread through eating undercooked or raw meat infected with anthrax. Generally, it affects the upper GI tract and often spreads to the stomach and intestines.
[b]inhalational anthrax[/b] is spread through the inhalation of anthrax spores. It starts with lymph nodes in the chest and then spreads through the respiratory system, often causing breathing problems.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 24th, 2016, 4:30 pm

Question: What are the 3 types of anthrax? Explain how each one is transmitted.
[b]cutaneous anthrax[/b] is spread through contact through the skin, generally through lesions or open cuts that allow anthrax spores into the body. Cutaneous anthrax affects the skin and the area around the site of infection.
[b]gastrointestinal anthrax[/b] is spread through eating undercooked or raw meat infected with anthrax. Generally, it affects the upper GI tract and often spreads to the stomach and intestines.
[b]inhalational anthrax[/b] is spread through the inhalation of anthrax spores. It starts with lymph nodes in the chest and then spreads through the respiratory system, often causing breathing problems.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 25th, 2016, 6:43 pm

Question: Who is the current director of the CDC and of what city was he or she the health commissioner for before becoming the director of the CDC?


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