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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by The48thYoshi » May 8th, 2017, 9:20 am

During the beginning of an outbreak investigation, should you use a specific or sensitive case definition, and why?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Tailsfan101 » May 8th, 2017, 9:25 am

The48thYoshi wrote:During the beginning of an outbreak investigation, should you use a specific or sensitive case definition, and why?
[spoiler]Depending on the deadliness of the disease, how fast it is traveling, and how many people are potential reservoirs, you should use different types of case definitions to possibly stop the disease faster.[/spoiler]
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by The48thYoshi » May 8th, 2017, 9:30 am

Tailsfan101 wrote:
The48thYoshi wrote:During the beginning of an outbreak investigation, should you use a specific or sensitive case definition, and why?
Depending on the deadliness of the disease, how fast it is traveling, and how many people are potential reservoirs, you should use different types of case definitions to possibly stop the disease faster.
You should use a sensitive case definition, especially in the beginning of an out break investigation, in order identify as many possible cases as you can and implement treatments for the disease
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Tailsfan101 » May 8th, 2017, 9:33 am

The48thYoshi wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
The48thYoshi wrote:During the beginning of an outbreak investigation, should you use a specific or sensitive case definition, and why?
[spoiler]Depending on the deadliness of the disease, how fast it is traveling, and how many people are potential reservoirs, you should use different types of case definitions to possibly stop the disease faster.[/spoiler]
You should use a specific case definition, especially in the beginning of an out break investigation, in order identify as many possible cases as you can and implement treatments for the disease
Both seem like good answers...
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by yang573 » May 8th, 2017, 1:51 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
The48thYoshi wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
Depending on the deadliness of the disease, how fast it is traveling, and how many people are potential reservoirs, you should use different types of case definitions to possibly stop the disease faster.
You should use a specific case definition, especially in the beginning of an out break investigation, in order identify as many possible cases as you can and implement treatments for the disease
Both seem like good answers...
In general, your case definition should be relatively sensitive. As the investigation continues, you can refine the case definition and drop suspected cases from the case definition.

What are the two types of misclassification bias? In what types of studies are they usually found?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by The48thYoshi » May 9th, 2017, 8:55 am

yang573 wrote:
What are the two types of misclassification bias? In what types of studies are they usually found?
Nondiffrential and differential. They are typically found in observation studies
What is the most accurate measure of risk?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Unome » May 9th, 2017, 11:19 am

Relative risk; however, it requires a complete control group so it sometimes cannot be used.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by The48thYoshi » May 9th, 2017, 12:26 pm

Unome wrote:
Relative risk; however, it requires a complete control group so it sometimes cannot be used.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

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What type of pathogen is Cyclosporiasis?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by efeng » May 15th, 2017, 8:04 pm

Parasite. Sorry, how do you hide the answer? I'm new.
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