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MERLOT II


    

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Material:

Tracking Epidemics

Rating: 4 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Judith Kandel (Faculty), Aug 25, 2000
Comment: This is a wonderful site to introduce students to epidemiology based on a museum
exhibition in 1999. Short texts are accompanied on each page with colorful
and/or historical photos. All the elements in the chain of infection (the
pathogen, routes of transmission, and host defenses) are discussed as are the
strategies to break the chain (diagnosis and treatment, vaccines). There is also
a nice discussion of how environmental changes, including those resulting from
human behavior, affect the distribution of pathogens. The resource page contains
links to other websites for each of the subheadings addressed at this site.