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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 4th, 2017, 3:46 pm
by Nano1llus10n
What are the three characteristics of agents?
infectivity (capacity to cause infection), pathogenicity (capacity to cause disease), and virulence (severity of the disease)

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 3:36 pm
by Nerd_Bunny
List the types of epidemics.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 3:41 pm
by Tailsfan101
Point Source - An epidemic in which all cases are infected at the same time, usually from a single source or exposure.
Continuous Source - An epidemic in which the casual agent (e.g. polluted drinking water, spoiled food) is infecting people who come into contact with it, over an extended period of time.
Person-to-Person (a.k.a. Propagated) - An epidemic in which the casual agent is transmitted from person to person, allowing the epidemic to propagate.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 21st, 2017, 3:53 pm
by Nerd_Bunny
Point Source - An epidemic in which all cases are infected at the same time, usually from a single source or exposure.
Continuous Source - An epidemic in which the casual agent (e.g. polluted drinking water, spoiled food) is infecting people who come into contact with it, over an extended period of time.
Person-to-Person (a.k.a. Propagated) - An epidemic in which the casual agent is transmitted from person to person, allowing the epidemic to propagate.
Correct, sorry I forgot about this. :oops:

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 25th, 2017, 8:42 am
by Nerd_Bunny
Since no one has yet, I'm going to post a new question.

Name two examples in which sanitation is still not enough to prevent a food borne illness.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 28th, 2017, 1:43 pm
by Birdmusic
Since no one has yet, I'm going to post a new question.

Name two examples in which sanitation is still not enough to prevent a food borne illness.
By sanitation, I believe you mean hand washing and cleaning surfaces that have touched raw foods or other contaminants like human waste with soap, water, and other disinfectants.

Hmm..... Botulism can still spread even with sanitation (since it's in canned foods) but can be prevented by heating your canned food. 
Eating raw fish or chicken also can cause salmonella regardless of if it's washed or not. (Unless you plan on spraying some kind of disinfectant that would make it inedible.)
Oh, and prions.

(I put three examples in case one was wrong)

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 28th, 2017, 4:08 pm
by Nerd_Bunny
Correct. :)

Your turn.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 29th, 2017, 8:31 am
by Birdmusic
Correct. :)

Your turn.
How can you get E. coli O157:H7? (name 2 foods)

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 29th, 2017, 8:49 am
by Froggie

How can you get E. coli O157:H7? (name 2 foods)
Uncooked beef, non-pasturized juice.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: October 29th, 2017, 8:52 am
by Birdmusic

How can you get E. coli O157:H7? (name 2 foods)
Uncooked beef, non-pasturized juice.
:D Correct! Your turn!