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Disease Detective

  • By Lexi Krock
  • Posted 08.01.04
  • NOVA

Play the role of budding epidemiologist who has been called to a popular national park in the American Southwest to investigate a disease outbreak. Six out of eight people camping in the same area have fallen ill with a serious ailment of unknown origin. Help public health officials trace the outbreak to its source using the basic methods of field epidemiology.

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How do epidemiologists track disease outbreaks? Find out as you try to trace a mysterious new illness to its source.

This feature originally appeared on the site for the NOVA program The Most Dangerous Woman in America.

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