Epidemic! The Natural History of Disease.  At the San Diego Natural History Museum



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San Diego 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.

American Museum of Natural History. Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease

ThinkQuest 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 this website.

Banner microbe: Adenovirus (virus causing common cold)
from the American Museum of Natural History Epidemic! exhibition

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