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Lesson 1.1 – Pandemic Flu, did we overreact?

This lesson is intended as an ‘engage’ as well as to address the larger question: Why should we care about infectious disease? You will capture student interest by stimulating a discussion focused on what makes a disease infectious. H1N1 is used to illustrate the potential impact infectious diseases can have. Students are asked to question how we reacted to the 2009 H1N1 epidemic. Did we overreact? The students revisit the question again after watching a video about the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

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