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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby CulturallyScientific » November 11th, 2014, 10:08 am

Wow, that was really helpful. Thanks Eggo!
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » November 11th, 2014, 2:07 pm

I just got put into this event 4 days ago for a competition this Saturday. Is there anything that I can learn before then that would be helpful?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » November 11th, 2014, 2:22 pm

I just got put into this event 4 days ago for a competition this Saturday. Is there anything that I can learn before then that would be helpful?
What do you already know? Have you looked through the information on the wiki or in the training guides posted on the official website?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » November 11th, 2014, 2:50 pm

I just got put into this event 4 days ago for a competition this Saturday. Is there anything that I can learn before then that would be helpful?
What do you already know? Have you looked through the information on the wiki or in the training guides posted on the official website?
I read the wiki and the training guides, and according to the coaches I have more prior knowledge than those who would otherwise end up watching my partner take the test.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » November 11th, 2014, 3:09 pm

I just got put into this event 4 days ago for a competition this Saturday. Is there anything that I can learn before then that would be helpful?
What do you already know? Have you looked through the information on the wiki or in the training guides posted on the official website?
I read the wiki and the training guides, and according to the coaches I have more prior knowledge than those who would otherwise end up watching my partner take the test.
Try taking some tests from the test exchange.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby CulturallyScientific » November 16th, 2014, 10:56 pm

When you're drawing an epicurve, the bars are only supposed to represent incidence or prevalence?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » November 17th, 2014, 3:44 pm

The vertical axis of an epidemic curve should measure incidence. As a note to anyone who may have the terms mixed, incidence is the number of new cases in a period of time, while prevalence is the total number of cases during a period or at a point in time. Read more about the difference here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has a quick guide on how to make epidemic curves.
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Postby CulturallyScientific » November 17th, 2014, 3:48 pm

The vertical axis of an epidemic curve should measure incidence. As a note to anyone who may have the terms mixed, incidence is the number of new cases in a period of time, while prevalence is the total number of cases during a period or at a point in time. Read more about the difference here.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has a quick guide on how to make epidemic curves.
Thanks, Bernard!! The link was really helpful :)
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » November 20th, 2014, 11:03 am

I discovered an app called Solve The Outbreak, made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is interactive, so check it out if that is how you like to learn!
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby bernard » November 28th, 2014, 11:26 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several pages documenting the Ebola outbreak. Also, here is a Reddit thread with some interesting discussion. Ambitious disease detectives might find these interesting to look at.
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