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Cholera: A Medical Mystery of Epidemic Proportions

These lessons were developed with funding from Science Education Partnership Award R25RR023285 from the NIH National Center for Research Resources.

A Medical Mystery of Epidemic Proportions (Short Version)

What is causing an epidemic of diarrhea? Students conduct simulated tests to identify the disease causing pathogen and determine why people who have been vaccinated or had the disease do not have immunity. Students also determine how the new pathogen could have evolved.

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A Medical Mystery of Epidemic Proportions (Extended Version)

Explore a case study about an epidemic of diarrhea. Conduct simulated tests to identify the disease causing pathogen, determine why people who have been vaccinated or had the disease do not have immunity and, determine how the new pathogen could have evolved. Includes an animated PowerPoint and a dialysis membrane activity to illustrate how cholera results in diarrhea.