Dengue Fever Re-Emergence in the Americas

The number of diagnosed cases of Dengue Fever increased exponentially over the course of three decades. A brief video explains how the potentially deadly virus spreads. For added impact, scholars view the number of cases in each country as it spread through the Americas.

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Create a similar map for the years 2006 through the present
  • Discuss factors that help the spread of the virus
Classroom Considerations

  • Video lasts less than 30 seconds, so prepare students to listen right from the start

  • Provides a PDF of the transcript to help with note taking
  • Links to many related videos

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