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Disease Detectives B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » September 6th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Short Event Description: "Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on foodborne illness."

Define the term “host” and name the three classifications of hosts.
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Postby bhavjain » September 6th, 2016, 4:35 pm

Short Event Description: "Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people with a focus on foodborne illness."

Define the term “host” and name the three classifications of hosts.
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A host is an organism that can be infected by a pathogen under normal circumstances; this organism harbors and provides shelter for the pathogen. Classifications: primary, secondary (intermediate), and reservoir.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby mangothecat » September 21st, 2016, 10:10 pm

Since it's been a while(ish) since the last post, I'll just jump in here!
1. What is the Hawthorne effect?
2. Name a viral infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
3. Name a bacterial infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Describe the pathophysiology of GBS caused by this bacterium.
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Postby cemsc10 » September 23rd, 2016, 7:03 pm

sorry i accidentally double posted ignore this
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Postby cemsc10 » September 23rd, 2016, 7:04 pm

Since it's been a while(ish) since the last post, I'll just jump in here!
1. What is the Hawthorne effect?
2. Name a viral infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
3. Name a bacterial infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Describe the pathophysiology of GBS caused by this bacterium.


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The Hawthorne effect is when people will alter behaviors in a study since they know they are being observed. The Zika virus is associated with guillain barre syndrome. A bacterial infection associated could be Mycoplasma pneumoniae. GBS is caused by this bacterium as it is usually triggered by an infection. When antibodies are made to fight a disease, they sometimes mistake the nerves as germs, causing inflammation and leading to GBS.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby mangothecat » September 24th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Since it's been a while(ish) since the last post, I'll just jump in here!
1. What is the Hawthorne effect?
2. Name a viral infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome.
3. Name a bacterial infection that is associated with Guillain-Barre syndrome. Describe the pathophysiology of GBS caused by this bacterium.


answer
The Hawthorne effect is when people will alter behaviors in a study since they know they are being observed. The Zika virus is associated with guillain barre syndrome. A bacterial infection associated could be Mycoplasma pneumoniae. GBS is caused by this bacterium as it is usually triggered by an infection. When antibodies are made to fight a disease, they sometimes mistake the nerves as germs, causing inflammation and leading to GBS.
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1. cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, HIV, enteric viruses. 2. Campylobacter jejuni
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby kelei » October 3rd, 2016, 7:46 am

Nobody has posted in a while, so here are a few questions:
1. What is prophylaxis?
2. How can anthrax be transmitted?
3. Define a spot map.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby yellow_squirtle » October 27th, 2016, 5:26 pm

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1. actions taken to prevent a disease from occurring 2. inhaling spores in the air (aerosol transmission) 3. map showing case locations

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Postby yang573 » November 5th, 2016, 7:03 pm

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1. actions taken to prevent a disease from occurring 2. inhaling spores in the air (aerosol transmission) 3. map showing case locations
Those are correct. Anthrax can also be spread through contaminated food (gastrointestinal anthrax) and through open skin (cutaneous anthrax). You can post a question.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » November 19th, 2016, 6:31 pm

Since no one has posted in a while:

Differentiate between pathogenicity, infectivity, and virulence.

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Postby bhavjain » November 20th, 2016, 8:19 am

Since no one has posted in a while:

Differentiate between pathogenicity, infectivity, and virulence.
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Infectivity - ability of a pathogen to undergo horizontal transmission, or actually spread to another organism. This is taken without regard to whether the pathogen actually causes disease. Pathogenicity - ability of a pathogen to actually cause disease once it has infected the host Virulence - degree/extent to which the disease is; severity of the disease caused by pathogen.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » November 20th, 2016, 8:22 am

Since no one has posted in a while:

Differentiate between pathogenicity, infectivity, and virulence.
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Infectivity - ability of a pathogen to undergo horizontal transmission, or actually spread to another organism. This is taken without regard to whether the pathogen actually causes disease. Pathogenicity - ability of a pathogen to actually cause disease once it has infected the host Virulence - degree/extent to which the disease is; severity of the disease caused by pathogen.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bhavjain » November 20th, 2016, 10:43 am

List three pathogens that can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome. What are the symptoms of the disorder?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby kelei » November 27th, 2016, 7:09 pm

List three pathogens that can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome. What are the symptoms of the disorder?
Pathogens: Campylobacter jejuni bacteria, CMV, influenza virus Symptoms: pain in the muscles, fatigue, muscular weakness and malfunction, abnormal or fast heart rate

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Postby bhavjain » November 27th, 2016, 11:26 pm

List three pathogens that can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome. What are the symptoms of the disorder?
Pathogens: Campylobacter jejuni bacteria, CMV, influenza virus Symptoms: pain in the muscles, fatigue, muscular weakness and malfunction, abnormal or fast heart rate
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