Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » April 8th, 2019, 8:44 pm


I know how you feel, I beat the first place team in Solar System at states at regionals by a whole 2 times their score. Then at states all of a sudden they get 1st place by a large margin, we get 8th. It really sucks not getting placed but you have to live with it.

Personally, for disease detectives I would recommend the CDC Principles of Epidemiology. At nationals, (if you are going). Most of the questions, like 70% will have to do with cases. So I would practice writing case definitions, different kinds of studies, epi-curves, and other things that have to do with cases. Good luck.



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No... Mira Loma got first in disease, I'm from Bay Area. I think you're confusing our GGSO scores, we got 6th and Mira Loma 5th.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Froggie » April 16th, 2019, 6:32 pm

What’s the difference between coherence and biological plausibility? They both seem to be talking about how the association makes sense with current known info.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » April 16th, 2019, 6:55 pm

What’s the difference between coherence and biological plausibility? They both seem to be talking about how the association makes sense with current known info.
Plausibility is when there's a proposed (plausible) method that the cause could lead into the effect. Coherence is if the interpretation of cause-and-effect does not go against the existing facts of the field.*

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Froggie » April 19th, 2019, 3:26 am

What’s the difference between coherence and biological plausibility? They both seem to be talking about how the association makes sense with current known info.
Plausibility is when there's a proposed (plausible) method that the cause could lead into the effect. Coherence is if the interpretation of cause-and-effect does not go against the existing facts of the field.*

*Probably
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby izzanom » April 29th, 2019, 9:49 am

Does anyone have any good materials for nationals? I've been doing this event for a couple of years and am really trying to place well this year. I've taken lots of good invitational tests but nats is always kinda different since its made by the cdc

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 9th, 2019, 5:08 pm

I haven't been able to find this: What are the types of prevention and in which situations are they best in? For example, vaccines, or quarantine. Could someone tell me about the types of prevention (I think that's what they are called but if not, please tell me the real name) and the situations in which they are appriopriate? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 9th, 2019, 5:27 pm

I haven't been able to find this: What are the types of prevention and in which situations are they best in? For example, vaccines, or quarantine. Could someone tell me about the types of prevention (I think that's what they are called but if not, please tell me the real name) and the situations in which they are appriopriate? Thanks in advance.
Do you mean primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby coopsadoodles » May 9th, 2019, 9:20 pm

I haven't been able to find this: What are the types of prevention and in which situations are they best in? For example, vaccines, or quarantine. Could someone tell me about the types of prevention (I think that's what they are called but if not, please tell me the real name) and the situations in which they are appriopriate? Thanks in advance.
Do you mean primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 10th, 2019, 2:44 pm

I haven't been able to find this: What are the types of prevention and in which situations are they best in? For example, vaccines, or quarantine. Could someone tell me about the types of prevention (I think that's what they are called but if not, please tell me the real name) and the situations in which they are appriopriate? Thanks in advance.
Do you mean primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary?
dont forget primordial lol
No, like vaccines or quarantine. Like, the things to you do to actually prevent the disease. Primary, secondary, and co. are categories for the thing I'm asking about.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 10th, 2019, 3:05 pm

Do you mean primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary?
dont forget primordial lol
No, like vaccines or quarantine. Like, the things to you do to actually prevent the disease. Primary, secondary, and co. are categories for the thing I'm asking about.
CONTROL METHODS. That's what it is. I found it but I still need to know in which situations they are appropriate,

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 10th, 2019, 3:07 pm

Any advice for nationals? It's the first time for our school and I don't know what to expect.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 10th, 2019, 4:28 pm


dont forget primordial lol
No, like vaccines or quarantine. Like, the things to you do to actually prevent the disease. Primary, secondary, and co. are categories for the thing I'm asking about.
CONTROL METHODS. That's what it is. I found it but I still need to know in which situations they are appropriate,
There are many different control methods groups like the WHO can use; when you're thinking about possible control methods, think about breaking the chain of infection. Possible prevention measures can range from distributing pamphlets about the dangers of unprotected sex, quarantining suspected cases and isolating confirmed cases, giving locals mosquito nets and insect repellent while also eliminating unnecessary standing water, etc.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby opal555 » May 11th, 2019, 10:44 am


No, like vaccines or quarantine. Like, the things to you do to actually prevent the disease. Primary, secondary, and co. are categories for the thing I'm asking about.
CONTROL METHODS. That's what it is. I found it but I still need to know in which situations they are appropriate,
There are many different control methods groups like the WHO can use; when you're thinking about possible control methods, think about breaking the chain of infection. Possible prevention measures can range from distributing pamphlets about the dangers of unprotected sex, quarantining suspected cases and isolating confirmed cases, giving locals mosquito nets and insect repellent while also eliminating unnecessary standing water, etc.
Thank you. What if you get a graph, showing this: x=day y=number of new patients infected (0,1) (1,0) (2, 1) What would be the control method for that? Asking because it was on the regionals test. I believe that it is quarantine.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » May 11th, 2019, 1:56 pm

CONTROL METHODS. That's what it is. I found it but I still need to know in which situations they are appropriate,
There are many different control methods groups like the WHO can use; when you're thinking about possible control methods, think about breaking the chain of infection. Possible prevention measures can range from distributing pamphlets about the dangers of unprotected sex, quarantining suspected cases and isolating confirmed cases, giving locals mosquito nets and insect repellent while also eliminating unnecessary standing water, etc.
Thank you. What if you get a graph, showing this: x=day y=number of new patients infected (0,1) (1,0) (2, 1) What would be the control method for that? Asking because it was on the regionals test. I believe that it is quarantine.
If you had a guess as to who else could be exposed to the disease, then quarantine would definitely be possible. Isolation might also be effective. Further control would probably require knowledge of some of the characteristics of the disease.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Tailsfan101 » May 12th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Any advice for nationals? It's the first time for our school and I don't know what to expect.
The National DD tests tend to be quite long (~20 pages), so my advice is to split up the test, if that isn't already your strategy. They also tend to have one or two outbreak scenarios.
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