In Unit 1, the students learned that infectious agents like bacteria, viruses, and parasites can cause infectious diseases. Students also saw that infectious diseases have wide reaching impacts on both individuals and society. Now we are going to focus on how infectious diseases are identified. Contrary to popular belief, determining that a disease is caused by an infection is surprisingly difficult and we are still discovering new infectious diseases today!
- 2.1: Infectious Disease Detectives – Typhoid Mary
- 2.2: What are the patterns of infectious disease?
- 2.3: How do infectious diseases spread?
- 2.4: How can we prove infection causes disease?
- 2.5: Do bacteria cause stomach ulcers? Applying Koch’s postulates
- Assessment opportunity: Unit 2 Quiz