Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by WangwithaTang » February 29th, 2020, 9:46 pm

Can somebody give an example of a case definition? I have no idea where to start when writing one.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by scienceenerd101 » March 2nd, 2020, 4:10 pm

Hi Guys!

I am really trying to improve at DD and was wondering if you give me all your sources that really helped you on the tests. I also was wondering what the best way to reformat my cheat sheet is. Thanks!

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Dsrivastava » March 6th, 2020, 8:58 am

Cheat sheet: Bullet points.
Go to Soinc.org--> B/C Events--> C Events--> Disease Detectives, then use the stuff there.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by EwwPhysics » March 6th, 2020, 1:01 pm

scienceenerd101 wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 4:10 pm
Hi Guys!

I am really trying to improve at DD and was wondering if you give me all your sources that really helped you on the tests. I also was wondering what the best way to reformat my cheat sheet is. Thanks!
There's a forum about cheat sheets under "General Competition."
As for sources, I've never competed in disease but the CDC textbook was really helpful when I was taking notes(if you haven't done this already).
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Limke » March 10th, 2020, 5:41 am

WangwithaTang wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Can somebody give an example of a case definition? I have no idea where to start when writing one.
Case Definitions are pretty simple: they essentially just ask for the place, person, time, and clinical information of an outbreak (place-- where; person-- who is the population/people that is affected; time-- date of first case to last case; clinical info-- symptoms of the disease and stuff).

Usually, they aren't very lengthy. Listing all this information concisely is the way I typically do a case definition.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by GrayEpi » March 11th, 2020, 5:48 am

You can also have hierarchical case definitions - suspect, probable, confirmed. Usually suspect may just have signs or symptoms, probables have those plus some epi linkage and/or nondefinitive lab result while confirmed have a lab test to support

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by sciencesquid » March 11th, 2020, 8:38 am

Dsrivastava wrote:
March 6th, 2020, 8:58 am
Cheat sheet: Bullet points.
Go to Soinc.org--> B/C Events--> C Events--> Disease Detectives, then use the stuff there.
That's a good way to start, but the 3 handouts themselves won't cover all the information that you should know.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by wczappe » March 24th, 2020, 7:20 pm

For this challenge i recommend that you study your definitions. In the 2020 science Olympiad Disease Detectives challenge. There was a lot of definitions asking what they meant . i highly recommend to study your definitions. there was very few diseases on the test. Also recommend to learn or remember how to take percentages. GOOD LUCK !!!

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