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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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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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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 26th, 2016, 1:38 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?
Thomas R. Frieden and New York City
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » April 27th, 2016, 6:02 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?
Thomas R. Frieden and New York City
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 28th, 2016, 6:10 pm

Ah sorry!!!! Completely forgot :oops: !

Question: What is chemoprophylaxis? (I love saying this word)...
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yang573 » April 29th, 2016, 4:51 pm

Ah sorry!!!! Completely forgot :oops: !

Question: What is chemoprophylaxis? (I love saying this word)...
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chemo - having to do with chemicals/drugs
pro - before, pre
phylaxis - protection

chemoprophylaxis - preemptive drug use to prevent disease (eg. taking anti-malarials prior to visiting an endemic area)
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cemsc10 » April 30th, 2016, 7:34 pm

Ah sorry!!!! Completely forgot :oops: !

Question: What is chemoprophylaxis? (I love saying this word)...
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chemo - having to do with chemicals/drugs
pro - before, pre
phylaxis - protection

chemoprophylaxis - preemptive drug use to prevent disease (eg. taking anti-malarials prior to visiting an endemic area)
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