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The interactive 1500 square foot Disease Detectives exhibition explores the world of infectious diseases. There are many different people involved in solving an infectious disease mystery. We call them disease detectives. In this exhibition museum visitors have the opportunity to role-play a disease detective and solve up to three infectious disease mysteries in immersive environments. Will they discover why young Adam can't enjoy his birthday cake? Why Yolanda has become deathly ill while visiting her family? Or what is making Marcus so sick that he goes to the emergency room? The exhibition is designed so that visitors can choose to solve the mysteries or interact with the exhibit components randomly and still understand what causes infectious diseases, how infectious diseases spread, what the public can do to help stop the spread of infectious diseases and why there are so many new infectious diseases and others that have returned.
This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) grant from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Disease Detectives is an active traveling exhibit. Find out more at the Traveling Exhibits website.
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