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Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: June 16th, 2016, 10:00 pm
by bernard

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: September 20th, 2016, 6:30 pm
by CornellColin
Hey all!

The disease list for this year has now been posted. You can find it at https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... ASES17.pdf. Happy studying!

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: September 20th, 2016, 6:50 pm
by texas
Hey all!

The disease list for this year has now been posted. You can find it at https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... ASES17.pdf. Happy studying!
Here, I'll just post the list:

2017 Microbe Mission - MICROBIAL DISEASES 6-6-2016
VIRAL DISEASES
• AIDS • Mononucleosis
• Chicken Pox & Shingles • Polio
• Common Cold • Rabies
• Dengue Fever • Rubella
• Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever • Small pox
• Hepatitis • West Nile Fever
• Influenza • Yellow Fever
• Measles
• Mumps
BACTERIAL DISEASES
• Anthrax • Pertussis (whooping cough)
• Botulism • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
• Cholera • Strep throat
• Chlamydiasis • Syphilis
• Dental Caries (tooth decay) • Tetanus
• Legionnaire’s Disease • Tuberculosis
• Lyme Disease
• MRSA
• Peptic Ulcer Disease
FUNGAL DISEASES
• Athlete’s foot
• Dutch Elm Disease
• Ergotism
• Histoplasmosis
• Potato Blight
• Ringworm
• Thrush
PROTOZOAN & ALGAL DISEASES
• Malaria
• Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning
• Estuary Associated Syndrome
• Giardiasis
• Cryptosporidiosis
PRION DISEASES – Scrapie and Kuru
PARASITIC WORMS
• Hookworm
• Pinworm
• Schistosomiasis
• Tapeworm
• Trichinosis
NATIONAL TOURNAMENT – ADDED DISEASES IMPORTANT GENERA
• Wolbachia • Batrachochytrium

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: October 9th, 2016, 4:54 pm
by Raven
Question: In the rules, right before the a. bullet point, it mentions something about the 2017 List, I am confused on what this means. I do not know whether or not this is an appropriate question for this forum, but I am asking it just in case.

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: October 9th, 2016, 5:22 pm
by John Richardsim
Question: In the rules, right before the a. bullet point, it mentions something about the 2017 List, I am confused on what this means. I do not know whether or not this is an appropriate question for this forum, but I am asking it just in case.
It's referring to the 2017 microbial disease list, posted on the microbe mission page on soinc: https://www.soinc.org/sites/default/fil ... ASES17.pdf
In other words, if I was writing a test, I couldn't ask questions about Zika because it is not on the list (but I bet there will still be someone out there who does end up putting a Zika question in a test because...Zika).

Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 11:41 am
by bhavjain
How would one answer this question? What is the answer?

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Re: Microbe Mission B/C

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 12:10 pm
by Unome
How would one answer this question? What is the answer?

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Sounds like standard BPL-type questions to me; just estimate with the scale provided. I'd estimate it to be ~0.11 mm

Re: Microbe Mission B/C: Disease List

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 2:34 pm
by stevehuhdds
Hi all.
Would anyone happen to know what about the listed diseases are covered in the Microbe Mission event?
For example, the name of the organism causing the disease seems obviously applicable, but what about epidemeology and modes of transmission? These seem like Disease Detectives areas.
If anyone had participated in this event before, any input would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

Re: Microbe Mission B/C: Disease List

Posted: October 10th, 2016, 3:17 pm
by bhavjain
Hi all.
Would anyone happen to know what about the listed diseases are covered in the Microbe Mission event?
For example, the name of the organism causing the disease seems obviously applicable, but what about epidemeology and modes of transmission? These seem like Disease Detectives areas.
If anyone had participated in this event before, any input would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
The rules say treatment and prevention of various diseases, but epidemiology and modes of transmission don't hurt ;)

Re: Microbe Mission B/C: Disease List

Posted: October 14th, 2016, 7:51 pm
by texas
Hi all.
Would anyone happen to know what about the listed diseases are covered in the Microbe Mission event?
For example, the name of the organism causing the disease seems obviously applicable, but what about epidemeology and modes of transmission? These seem like Disease Detectives areas.
If anyone had participated in this event before, any input would be appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
The rules say treatment and prevention of various diseases, but epidemiology and modes of transmission don't hurt ;)
You don't have to put a ton of specific info for each disease on your notes, on the rules, it just says that you must know general information about each category of microbes.A bit of specifics would be helpful on your notes tho.