Disease Detectives B/C

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby kkenmots02 » November 11th, 2016, 11:42 am

Does anyone know how the change in subject to Food-borne Illnesses will change what we have to study as opposed to last year? Thanks.
Based on my experience of a single test (which we failed badly) it'll probably involve a shift in the diseases and case studies we'll see, without much change in concepts.
Okay, thanks.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby echithan11 » December 1st, 2016, 4:18 pm

Is Cholera considered a foodborne illness? (It is spread through contaminated water. However, several other diseases are also spread through water.)

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby dcrxcode » December 1st, 2016, 5:22 pm

Is Cholera considered a foodborne illness? (It is spread through contaminated water. However, several other diseases are also spread through water.)
I think it could fit in the event focus. The intepretation of foodborne illness is up to each event supervisor.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Flavorflav » December 14th, 2016, 9:21 am

Is Cholera considered a foodborne illness? (It is spread through contaminated water. However, several other diseases are also spread through water.)
I wouldn't, myself. i use cholera and other waterborne fecal-oral diseases for population growth.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Unome » December 27th, 2016, 2:03 pm

So I read today that Odds Ratio should be used for Case-Control studies because Relative Risk can't be measured. Can someone explain to me why this is the case?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby Private Wang Fire » December 27th, 2016, 9:15 pm

So I read today that Odds Ratio should be used for Case-Control studies because Relative Risk can't be measured. Can someone explain to me why this is the case?
In a case control study the total number of people exposed to the exposure being investigated isn't known, so you can't calculate the true risk or relative risk, which is why we use odds ratio instead!

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby cookie75 » December 30th, 2016, 1:38 pm

New to this event; just took the tryouts test and did badly. What should I be doing to prepare? Most of the questions I have no idea how to even start.
Well, what do you have trouble with? Are you not understanding the concepts or are you just having general trouble. It's best to start with basic disease studies and then focus more on this years task, foodborne illnesses.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby parvatipatel » January 1st, 2017, 11:16 am

What diseases should I be studying? Are these (http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/Foodb ... 187482.pdf) the only ones we need to know for this event?

Also I am still kind of confused on exactly what we have to do in this event (my first year competing)?
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby megan_scioly » January 6th, 2017, 7:04 am

is there a place we can get tests that regard the current subject?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Postby maxxxxx » January 6th, 2017, 8:39 am

is there a place we can get tests that regard the current subject?
Tests from 2011 and 2012 on the Test Exchange are from the last time the topic was foodborne illness
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