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Dengue Virus Enters a Cell
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Doctors offer limited treatment options and no vaccine for Dengue Virus, which often requires intensive care. Scientists understand how the virus gets into cells and replicates, knowledge which they hope will lead to a cure or treatment....
From Birds to People: The West Nile Virus Story
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Most people who catch West Nile virus display no symptoms, but a few suffer from severe illness and even death. Understanding how infectious diseases spread helps inform and improve prevention efforts. An interesting interactive focuses...
Where Did Viruses Come From?
8 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
When did things start going viral? Travel back through eons of history and learn about the origins of viruses. Part of a larger series, the lesson discusses what scientists already know and how they study viruses. The video also details...
The Ebola Virus Explained—How Your Body Fights For Survival
6 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Most realize that Ebola is deadly and highly contagious, but what exactly does it do to your body? The video offers a look at how Ebola spreads through your body systems. It includes how each part of the immune system responds.
Viruses/Infectious Diseases: What's Really Bugging You?
5th - 8th
Middle school life science or health classes listen to an audio, visit websites, read different articles, and participate in a class-wide simulation about the spread of viruses. The lesson doesn't get into the mechanics of how viruses...