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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 5:39 pm
by Nba2302
Do you need FATTOM? I saw it in ONE archived test, but otherwise, all the other tests didn't have it. Should I study it?

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 5:51 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Do you need FATTOM? I saw it in ONE archived test, but otherwise, all the other tests didn't have it. Should I study it?
It's related to foodborne illnesses. Probably there won't be any questions on it, but you may want to just add the acronym to your notesheet.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 18th, 2018, 7:37 pm
by Galahad
How hard are the test 1-10?
Depends on the state. Here in Hawaii, the tests are 2-3, but at nationals, they approach 7-8. In competitive states like California, tests can go up to 9 in difficulty. I have not yet encountered a 10 test thus far.
Is there a main subject this year. If there is, what is it?
No main subject, the topic is just general epidemiology.
Dude, the nats tests didn't even relate to the topic and we didn't even finish them. However, they are doable and easy so long as you know your stuff. I mean, it's just tedious tbh. California invites were easy too.

Nats I'd give ~6 in difficulty, but a 8 for it's length.
California ~5-6

Disease has never been able to stump me like meteorology or potions has, and until I get to see a test that can DD as a whole isn't that hard.

MIT, oh god thats something else though. Thats like a 9.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 19th, 2018, 11:30 am
by Killboe
Is there a main subject this year. If there is, what is it?
At Regionals, it's like a 1-2 (varies for different states)
At States, like a 2-3 (varies for different states)
As you may or may not know Florida is not competitive at all (except for OSS, River City, and Archimedean in Div B). So the tests are reallllyyy easy.

Oh god at nationals that was a #@!%hole.
At Nationals it had nothing to do with Food-borne illness, only the black death. It was a pretty hard test, but EXTREMELY LONG. I think like 11 or 12 pages? It was mainly studies, I would rate it an 8 at nationals.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 19th, 2018, 11:33 am
by Killboe
Do you need FATTOM? I saw it in ONE archived test, but otherwise, all the other tests didn't have it. Should I study it?
lmao I was the one that put FATTOM on the wiki. I've never seen it in a test, and also, it's related to Food-borne illness. Which isn't the topic for this year, and it takes up some space in your cheat sheet if you do put it. So I don't think you're going to need it.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 19th, 2018, 12:49 pm
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Do you need FATTOM? I saw it in ONE archived test, but otherwise, all the other tests didn't have it. Should I study it?
lmao I was the one that put FATTOM on the wiki. I've never seen it in a test, and also, it's related to Food-borne illness. Which isn't the topic for this year, and it takes up some space in your cheat sheet if you do put it. So I don't think you're going to need it.
Even if you put it in your notesheet, it takes up like a line :P

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 20th, 2018, 11:09 am
by Nba2302
Do I need to know about the diseases itself? Like what parts of the body it attacks and its symptoms(I am in division B). It doesn't say in the rule sheet

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 20th, 2018, 11:40 am
by UTF-8 U+6211 U+662F
Do I need to know about the diseases itself? Like what parts of the body it attacks and its symptoms(I am in division B). It doesn't say in the rule sheet
I would suggest knowing basic things about common diseases like cause, symptoms, incubation period, etc.

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 21st, 2018, 8:14 am
by Nba2302
Since there is a romain lettuce ecoli outbreak, do you think this will be in the test? This is the site https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html

Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Posted: November 21st, 2018, 10:07 am
by venules
Since there is a romain lettuce ecoli outbreak, do you think this will be in the test? This is the site https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
Some exams do include current events, yes. It's not always a guarantee, though.