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Virus Tracking: Lesson Plan

Viruses like influenza, Ebola and Zika can spread widely around the world through shipping, travel and other means by which we humans move things from one place to another. DNA sequencing can provide a roadmap that a virus has followed to get where it is today. Watch as researchers use DNA sequencing to create a powerful tool to track the spread of the Zika virus around the world.

Virus Tracking

Viruses like influenza, Ebola and Zika can spread widely around the world through shipping, travel and other ways we humans move things from one place to another. DNA sequencing can provide a roadmap that a virus has followed to get where it is today. Watch as researchers use DNA sequencing to create a powerful tool to track the spread of the Zika virus around the world.

Epidemiologist Dr. Seronda Robinson

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa and isolated patients around the world. Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the US is very low, the CDC and its partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. We recently sat down with epidemiologist Dr. Seronda Robinson to find out more about the disease and what can be done to prevent its spread.

Prevention is Protection

More years ago than I want to admit, I remember my professors in college talking about “The Global Economy” and “The Global Society.”  

While there would still be individual countries, we learned that goods and services would be traded globally. The economy would be intertwined worldwide. People would travel extensively. The possibilities for wealth, understanding, and education would be amazing. 

The world would, in a matter of speaking, become a lot smaller.

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