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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Luo » March 24th, 2012, 9:19 pm

Just had an epiphany moment when I realized that the new winners of Connecticut Science Olympiad for Division B, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, come from the same town from which Lyme Disease gets its name.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » March 25th, 2012, 2:03 pm

Luo wrote:Just had an epiphany moment when I realized that the new winners of Connecticut Science Olympiad for Division B, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, come from the same town from which Lyme Disease gets its name.
did you guys have state already?
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Luo » March 25th, 2012, 3:05 pm

deezee wrote:
Luo wrote:Just had an epiphany moment when I realized that the new winners of Connecticut Science Olympiad for Division B, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, come from the same town from which Lyme Disease gets its name.
did you guys have state already?
Yep! My state tournament (Minnesota Division C) was on March 3rd.
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » March 27th, 2012, 10:27 am

Luo wrote:
deezee wrote:
Luo wrote:Just had an epiphany moment when I realized that the new winners of Connecticut Science Olympiad for Division B, Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School, come from the same town from which Lyme Disease gets its name.
did you guys have state already?
Yep! My state tournament (Minnesota Division C) was on March 3rd.
wow... ours is on april 14...
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by eta150 » March 27th, 2012, 12:10 pm

deezee wrote:
Luo wrote:
deezee wrote:
did you guys have state already?
Yep! My state tournament (Minnesota Division C) was on March 3rd.
wow... ours is on april 14...
You think you've got it tough, ours are april 27th. That used to be a nightmare when my div. B team was making nationals :|
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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Cedavis6 » March 27th, 2012, 3:40 pm

Infinity Flat wrote:
prelude to death wrote:So, I'm doing this event again this year, and I was wondering: What food-borne illnesses do you guys memorize the symptoms and stuff of - if any at all? I have some basics down, like Botulism, Clostridium, E. coli, Listeriosis, Salmonela, Shigella, and Staphylococcus. I've taken multiple tests where they have matching questions on associated foods and symptoms, and also others where food-borne illness is only incorporated in the outbreak, so I was just wondering if you guys had any other food-borne illnesses that are pretty common and often appear on tests. Thanks in advance!
That list you have should be plenty. (I'd include Trichinosis, though.)
The most important ones are E. Coli and Salmonella.
I would also suggest Tuberculosis. (Spelling?)

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by illusionofconfusion » March 27th, 2012, 5:56 pm

Cedavis6 wrote:Tuberculosis. (Spelling?)
You spelled it right (congrats!), but TB is not a foodborne disease...
~illusionofconfusion ;)

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by deezee » March 28th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Cedavis6 wrote:
Infinity Flat wrote:
prelude to death wrote:So, I'm doing this event again this year, and I was wondering: What food-borne illnesses do you guys memorize the symptoms and stuff of - if any at all? I have some basics down, like Botulism, Clostridium, E. coli, Listeriosis, Salmonela, Shigella, and Staphylococcus. I've taken multiple tests where they have matching questions on associated foods and symptoms, and also others where food-borne illness is only incorporated in the outbreak, so I was just wondering if you guys had any other food-borne illnesses that are pretty common and often appear on tests. Thanks in advance!
That list you have should be plenty. (I'd include Trichinosis, though.)
The most important ones are E. Coli and Salmonella.
I would also suggest Tuberculosis. (Spelling?)
Clostridium and Botulism are basically the same thing, since the pathogen is Clostridium Botulinum. I think the ones you put down are pretty sufficient. Maybe add Cholera, since I've seen that on a lot of tests.

In addition, you don't really need to memorize the symptoms. Put that on your notesheet, and memorize characteristics that make the pathogens unique (ex. Botulism is found in canned food)
What disease did cured ham actually have?
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea...Does that mean the fifth one enjoys it?
I used to be healthy, until I took an arrow to the knee and got gangrene.

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by illusionofconfusion » March 28th, 2012, 4:26 pm

deezee wrote:Clostridium and Botulism are basically the same thing, since the pathogen is Clostridium Botulinum.
While it's true that the causative agent of botulism is Clostridium botulinum, there is also Clostridium perfringens, which is what I assumed prelude to mean.
~illusionofconfusion ;)

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Re: Disease Detective B/C

Post by Flavorflav » March 28th, 2012, 5:52 pm

There is also C. difficile, although that is rarer.

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