Chin, James, ed. Control of Communicable Diseases Manual (American
Public Health Association, Baltimore, MD, 2000).
De Salle, Robert, ed. Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease (The
New Press, New York, NY, 1999).
Diamond, Jared. Germs, Guns, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies (Norton & Company,
New York, NY, 1997).
"Emerging Infectious Diseases: Reduce the Risk," American Association
for World Health (the U.S. Committee for the World Health Organization)
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Natural History Museum: Epidemic! The Natural History of Disease
Complete information on the exhibit plus local focus highlights, lecture
and film program, Wacky Science Sundays with Scholastic's Ms. Frizzle,
kids' activities, and other informational resources.
Museum of Natural History. Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease
Library of Entries: Epidemics
Information on AIDS, cholera, diphtheria, Ebola, hepatitis, herpes, influenza,
mad cow disease, plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, typhoid, and whooping
cough. Also information on bacteria, viruses, and other microbes.
The Partnership for Food Safety Education
Information for consumers, educators, and media on food safety measures
for practical application. Details on organisms that cause food-borne
illnesses, symptoms, where these microbes live, and how to avoid them.
Student experiment ideas are also included.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Highlights include information on Health Topics A-Z, Traveler's Health,
Environmental Health, Food-borne Illnesses, Infants & Children, and
Data and Statistics.
National Center for Infectious
Diseases (a center of the CDC)
Highlights include comprehensive disease information and prevention guidelines
and resources to teach K-12th grade students about infectious diseases.
American Society for Microbiology
Includes a microbe library, resources, and teaching curriculum. "Stalking
the Mysterious Microbe" is a kid-friendly site with microbiologist Sam
Sleuth hot on the trail to solve disease mysteries, conduct experiments,
and check out the latest microbes in the news.
For additional website resources for teachers and students,
please see Epidemic! Resources on
Banner microbe: Adenovirus (virus causing
from the American
Museum of Natural History Epidemic! exhibition
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