Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Anomaly » September 16th, 2018, 9:27 am

I was just wondering, this year's topic IS food borne illnesses, right? If it isn't, then what is it?
If you had looked at the rules this year, you would know that they have changed the event up so that it doesn't have a topic anymore. If there still had been a topic, however, it would have been Environmental Quality.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 16th, 2018, 10:12 am

I was just wondering, this year's topic IS food borne illnesses, right? If it isn't, then what is it?
If you had looked at the rules this year, you would know that they have changed the event up so that it doesn't have a topic anymore. If there still had been a topic, however, it would have been Environmental Quality.
Honestly, the topic was never prominently featured in the rules in the first place.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Blubmeowfishycat » September 17th, 2018, 8:32 am

I was just wondering, this year's topic IS food borne illnesses, right? If it isn't, then what is it?
If you had looked at the rules this year, you would know that they have changed the event up so that it doesn't have a topic anymore. If there still had been a topic, however, it would have been Environmental Quality.
Honestly, the topic was never prominently featured in the rules in the first place.

Ok, thanks for your help! sorry for being so clueless, this is my first year trying this event and I was told that there were different topics.
again, thanks!!!

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby WhatScience? » September 21st, 2018, 5:04 pm

So I've never been the rest at interpreting the event rules. Can someone explain to me what has really changed. Like what statistics do we still need to know? What has been added that's new. What's replacing all those diseases?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 21st, 2018, 5:16 pm

So I've never been the rest at interpreting the event rules. Can someone explain to me what has really changed. Like what statistics do we still need to know? What has been added that's new. What's replacing all those diseases?
Nothing much has really changed. It's just more explicit focus on the actual investigation of an outbreak, prevention, surveillance, etc. Also, there's no topic this year. The rules for this year are just less vague than they were before (although I don't see types of agents on the new rules? I think they'll still be tested though, since that's pretty basic stuff).

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby WhatScience? » September 21st, 2018, 5:23 pm

So I've never been the rest at interpreting the event rules. Can someone explain to me what has really changed. Like what statistics do we still need to know? What has been added that's new. What's replacing all those diseases?
Nothing much has really changed. It's just more explicit focus on the actual investigation of an outbreak, prevention, surveillance, etc. Also, there's no topic this year. The rules for this year are just less vague than they were before (although I don't see types of agents on the new rules? I think they'll still be tested though, since that's pretty basic stuff).
So basically just less rote memorization of diseases than before?

If so, go you soinc!!!! Making good decisions like that.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F » September 21st, 2018, 5:43 pm

So I've never been the rest at interpreting the event rules. Can someone explain to me what has really changed. Like what statistics do we still need to know? What has been added that's new. What's replacing all those diseases?
Nothing much has really changed. It's just more explicit focus on the actual investigation of an outbreak, prevention, surveillance, etc. Also, there's no topic this year. The rules for this year are just less vague than they were before (although I don't see types of agents on the new rules? I think they'll still be tested though, since that's pretty basic stuff).
So basically just less rote memorization of diseases than before?

If so, go you soinc!!!! Making good decisions like that.
No, these rules say that competitors much "Understand the Natural History and Spectrum of Disease", which might include all of that stuff. How much depth you have to go in would depend on the ES. (Also, listing out a bunch of diseases wasn't a huge part of the event in the first place, at least by the tests I took.) It's worth noting that knowing symptoms and causes of specific diseases wasn't in the original rules either as far as I can see, but it's understandable that ESes would want to test on it.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » September 23rd, 2018, 11:04 am

So I've never been the rest at interpreting the event rules. Can someone explain to me what has really changed. Like what statistics do we still need to know? What has been added that's new. What's replacing all those diseases?
Nothing much has really changed. It's just more explicit focus on the actual investigation of an outbreak, prevention, surveillance, etc. Also, there's no topic this year. The rules for this year are just less vague than they were before (although I don't see types of agents on the new rules? I think they'll still be tested though, since that's pretty basic stuff).
So basically just less rote memorization of diseases than before?

If so, go you soinc!!!! Making good decisions like that.
My reading of the two boring epidemiology textbooks wasn’t for naught after all :D

I really hope this change means ESs will stop confusing this with microbe mission XP
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Anomaly » September 23rd, 2018, 11:08 am


My reading of the two boring epidemiology textbooks wasn’t for naught after all :D

I really hope this change means ESs will stop confusing this with microbe mission XP
Oh my god don't get started with that. Proctors must be thinking "hm, the event has the word "disease" in it, so why don't we just make most of the test about the diseases?"
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Birdmusic » September 23rd, 2018, 11:45 am


My reading of the two boring epidemiology textbooks wasn’t for naught after all :D

I really hope this change means ESs will stop confusing this with microbe mission XP
Oh my god don't get started with that. Proctors must be thinking "hm, the event has the word "disease" in it, so why don't we just make most of the test about the diseases?"
We got pictures of microbes and were asked to identify it. I know this isn’t technically against the rules, but I couldn’t help but go “wait did we walk into microbe?”

Also, the steps to investigating an outbreak in the scioly wiki is different from the one on the cdc website, which one should be used?
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