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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Froggie » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:52 pm

The following is a list that shows how many cases of a food borne illness there was and when.

9/22/15 :arrow: 0 cases
9/23/15 :arrow: 3 cases
9/24/15 :arrow: 18 cases
9/25/15 :arrow: 4 cases
9/26/15 :arrow: 0 cases

What kind of epidemic is this?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:08 pm

Froggie wrote:The following is a list that shows how many cases of a food borne illness there was and when.

9/22/15 :arrow: 0 cases
9/23/15 :arrow: 3 cases
9/24/15 :arrow: 18 cases
9/25/15 :arrow: 4 cases
9/26/15 :arrow: 0 cases

What kind of epidemic is this?
(Did I word that correctly enough?)


Answer
Is this a point-source epidemic?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Froggie » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:12 pm

Birdmusic wrote:
Froggie wrote:The following is a list that shows how many cases of a food borne illness there was and when.

9/22/15 :arrow: 0 cases
9/23/15 :arrow: 3 cases
9/24/15 :arrow: 18 cases
9/25/15 :arrow: 4 cases
9/26/15 :arrow: 0 cases

What kind of epidemic is this?
(Did I word that correctly enough?)


Answer
Is this a point-source epidemic?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:10 am

(Happy Halloween!)

Name the infectious agent that causes TSEs and one type of food you can find them in.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Nano1llus10n » Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:15 am

Birdmusic wrote:(Happy Halloween!)

Name the infectious agent that causes TSEs and one type of food you can find them in.


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Prions, can be found in venison (deer meat)
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:53 am

Nano1llus10n wrote:
Birdmusic wrote:(Happy Halloween!)

Name the infectious agent that causes TSEs and one type of food you can find them in.


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Prions, can be found in venison (deer meat)


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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Nano1llus10n » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:36 pm

1. What is the winter vomiting bug?
2. How would you diagnose it?
3. What are the treatments?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Knyte_Xjn » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:59 pm

Nano1llus10n wrote:1. What is the winter vomiting bug?
2. How would you diagnose it?
3. What are the treatments?


1. The winter vomiting bug is norovirus.
2. Polymerase chain reaction assays are used to diagnose it.
3. Treatments generally focus on the mitigation of symptoms rather than the elimination of the infection. They provide measures to manage dehydration and mitigate symptoms using antiemetics.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Nano1llus10n » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:02 pm

Knyte_Xjn wrote:
Nano1llus10n wrote:1. What is the winter vomiting bug?
2. How would you diagnose it?
3. What are the treatments?


1. The winter vomiting bug is norovirus.
2. Polymerase chain reaction assays are used to diagnose it.
3. Treatments generally focus on the mitigation of symptoms rather than the elimination of the infection. They provide measures to manage dehydration and mitigate symptoms using antiemetics.


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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:01 pm

What is the average onset time for Listeria monocytogenes?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:26 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:What is the average onset time for Listeria monocytogenes?


By onset time, do you mean time until onset or how long symptoms last?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:10 pm

Birdmusic wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:What is the average onset time for Listeria monocytogenes?


By onset time, do you mean time until onset or how long symptoms last?

I mean how long it takes for symptoms to appear after ingesting the disease.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:36 am

Tailsfan101 wrote:
Birdmusic wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:What is the average onset time for Listeria monocytogenes?


By onset time, do you mean time until onset or how long symptoms last?

I mean how long it takes for symptoms to appear after ingesting the disease.

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3-70 days
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