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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Tailsfan101 » November 14th, 2019, 10:55 am

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[SERIOUS] Is it just me or does disease never change? Ever since like 3 years ago it has been about food borne illnesses every year. Thoughts?
In 2019, Disease Detectives changed in that there are now no topics on rotations. Prior to 2019, there were three rotational topics: Environmental Quality (most recently in 2014), Population Growth (2016), and Foodborne Illnesses (last seen in 2018).
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Froggie » November 14th, 2019, 5:03 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 10:55 am
wqual wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 6:58 am
[SERIOUS] Is it just me or does disease never change? Ever since like 3 years ago it has been about food borne illnesses every year. Thoughts?
In 2019, Disease Detectives changed in that there are now no topics on rotations. Prior to 2019, there were three rotational topics: Environmental Quality (most recently in 2014), Population Growth (2016), and Foodborne Illnesses (last seen in 2018).
However, I have seen that foodborne illnesses are more common in case studies and questions in general, possibly because it was the last actual rotation before having no main topics.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by WangwithaTang » November 18th, 2019, 4:40 pm

wqual wrote:
November 14th, 2019, 6:58 am
[SERIOUS] Is it just me or does disease never change? Ever since like 3 years ago it has been about food borne illnesses every year. Thoughts?
I'm pretty sure there's no specific illness this year.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by nerdfifi » December 1st, 2019, 6:39 pm

Hey I was wondering how you guys format your notes for Disease Detectives.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Oblivion » December 2nd, 2019, 1:29 pm

Is there a good resource any of you guys have to learn how to do all the calculations for DD?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by PeriodicPenguins82 » December 5th, 2019, 3:36 pm

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Disease Detectives B/C: Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.

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I am in Disease Detectives and this is my first year doing it. My partner is also new this year, so we don't exactly know what to do when it comes to the diseases. We did not see any mention of having to include them on the rules, but looking at cheat sheets of previous years, it looks like they identified some diseases. We are not sure if we should put diseases on our cheat sheet, and if so, which ones?

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Tailsfan101 » December 6th, 2019, 10:34 am

PeriodicPenguins82 wrote:
December 5th, 2019, 3:36 pm
pikachu4919 wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Disease Detectives B/C: Students will use investigative skills in the scientific study of disease, injury, health and disability in populations or groups of people.

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I am in Disease Detectives and this is my first year doing it. My partner is also new this year, so we don't exactly know what to do when it comes to the diseases. We did not see any mention of having to include them on the rules, but looking at cheat sheets of previous years, it looks like they identified some diseases. We are not sure if we should put diseases on our cheat sheet, and if so, which ones?
I think the most important diseases to focus on are foodborne illnesses, and while they aren't a topic for the event anymore, they tend to show up on many tests. Of those, the most important are salmonellosis, listeriosis, E. coli, botulism, and norovirus. Also, you'll want to know about other common diseases such as cholera and malaria.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by divyakris » January 9th, 2020, 1:28 pm

Need clarification on the FIRST step in managing an outbreak- Is it
Prepare for Field Work or Establish the Existence of an Outbreak? Some prior tests seem to indicate one or the other.

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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by glin1011 » January 9th, 2020, 1:53 pm

divyakris wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Need clarification on the FIRST step in managing an outbreak- Is it
Prepare for Field Work or Establish the Existence of an Outbreak? Some prior tests seem to indicate one or the other.
Based off my past experiences in this event, it's usually establishing that an outbreak is present.
It might've changed to become "preparing for field work" as the first step though.

The reason why I say this is because the official CDC site marked preparing for field work as the first step in managing one; and then establishing that it's an official outbreak. At the same time, it depends on what outbreak is currently happening.

Not all the time is the first step to prepare for your field work as it's ultimately up to the researcher(s) whether or not they want to take that step. I'm assuming checking early signs of the outbreak counts as field work preparation, but the CDC says it's necessary to have an action plan before establishing it's present.

For reference, check here: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/ ... html#step1
It's apart of an online textbook the CDC released on their site, and it's been really helpful for me in the past: https://www.cdc.gov/csels/dsepd/ss1978/index.html

But honestly, when I look at it, I consider them both under the same category: you could count establishing an outbreak as part of your early field work if you think about it.
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Re: Disease Detectives B/C

Post by Tailsfan101 » January 9th, 2020, 3:56 pm

divyakris wrote:
January 9th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Need clarification on the FIRST step in managing an outbreak- Is it
Prepare for Field Work or Establish the Existence of an Outbreak? Some prior tests seem to indicate one or the other.
If you are asked what the ten steps to an outbreak investigation are, I would put "Prepare for field work" as number one. That is what I've seen on virtually all tests I've taken, and this is my fourth year on the event.
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