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Two patients stumble into a hospital with severe symptoms associated with a newly emerging virus. Doctors diagnose the patients and find that one is, in fact, infected with the novel virus. This person had eaten lunch at a local restaurant earlier that day, so public health officials track down others who were also at the restaurant in an effort to determine how the virus spreads.
Based on published viral transmission cases studies, this hands-on lab activity puts your students into the roles of an emergency room (ER) doctor, medical laboratory scientist, epidemiologist, and public health official as they analyze patient samples and use patient information to determine how a novel virus strain spread through a restaurant. In an optional activity, students consider what might need to be done to prevent further spread of the virus.
Please note that, though some items may be shipped at ambient temperatures to reduce shipping costs, some items are to be stored refrigerated or frozen upon receipt to ensure longevity.
Please store some components at 4°C or –20°C as indicated.