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MedMyst: Animal Alert!

MedMyst Disease Control Magazine—The printed companion to Medmyst: Animal Alert!

Medical Discovery News External Link—A weekly radio program that provides insights into a broad range of biomedical science topics including infectious diseases.

One Health Initiative External Link—This website is dedicated to integrating human medicine and veterinary medicine to improve the lives of all species, human and animal.

Fruit Bats

Lubee Bat Conservancy External Link—This group is dedicated to protecting biological diversity through the conservation of fruit bats. Check out this site to learn about their conservation efforts and how you can help.

National Geographic Kids: World's Weirdest—Flying Foxes External Link—Meet the little red flying fox, a bat with a wingspan of up to three feet."

Sydney Bats: Bats4kids (Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society Inc.) External Link—Learn more about bats and have some fun at the same time!

Nipah Virus

(WHO) World Health Organization External Link—Check out this page to learn key facts and information about Nipah virus.

Viral Special Pathogens Branch (VSPB) External Link—Find information about Nipah virus encephalitis and Hendra virus disease.

Wildlife Trust: Monitoring the Deadly Nipah Virus External Link—Learn about Nipah virus and the experts that work to protect fruit bats in their natural habitat.

Japanese Encephalitis Virus

CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases External Link—Learn all the facts about Japanese encephalitis virus.


Detectives in the Classroom (Montclair State University) External Link—Collegues team up to develop epidemiology-related course for middle school students.

Games, Materials, and Neat Stories (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) External Link—Find lecture ideas, prepare for the Science Olympiad, or read true stories of disease detectives.

Outbreak at Watersedge (University of Minnesota School of Public Health Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health) External Link—Help discover the source of an outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.

Buffet Busters (Public Health Agency of Canada) External Link—Use the basic principles of epidemiology to solve an infectious disease outbreak.

Young Epidemiology Scholars Competition External Link—Learn about how you can get started on a career in epidemiology.


What's all the buzz about? — This activity from Environmental Health Perspectives allows students to simulate the effect of climate change on the spread of vector-borne diseases.

HHMI BioInteractive Mini-Lessons External Link—Explore interactive biology Web animations, including the Virochip Microarray. The logic of the design of the Virochip Microarray is explained and how it can be used to detect new viruses. Videos from Howard Hughes scientists are included in these activities.

The Microbe Library (American Society for Microbiology) External Link—Provides teaching resources on infectious disease.

Stalking the Mysterious Microbe (American Society for Microbiology) External Link—Help hunt down information on the microbes that cause infectious diseases.

Cells Alive! (Cells Alive) External Link—Check out the movies on the amazing, multiplying, and moving microbes.

Introduction to Molecular Virology (University of Cape Town) External Link—Here's an in-depth introduction to molecular virology.

Immune system defender (Nobel foundation) External Link—Practice how to defeat a bacterial infection using different immune cells.

Immune Platoon (BAM! Body and Mind U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) External Link—Your body's immune system is like having your very own superhero team. Here, this system is transformed into the Immune Platoon, a team of super-powered white blood cells dedicated to protecting your body from infections and other diseases that threaten your body's good health.

Veterinary Medicine

AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) External Link—Explore veterinary medicine.

Virtual Pig Dissection External Link—Dissect and learn about the different systems in a pig.

VASCI: Veterinary & Animal Sciences External Link—Learn about veterinary medicine and how to become a vet.

Dr. Bob's All Creatures Site (PetDoc) External Link—An incredible listing of zoonotic diseases.


C-SPAN Video Library External Link—Here you will find a video discussing the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Kid's Page (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Global Health Odyssey Museum) External Link—Here you'll find many web sites investigating health and the human body.

NIH (National Institute of Health) External Link—An excellent source for additional resources and teaching materials.

Science NetLinks (The American Association for the Advancement of Science) External Link—Providing a wealth of resources for K-12 science educators, Science NetLinks is your guide to meaningful standards-based Internet experiences for students.

WHO (World Health Organization) External Link—An excellent source for global health matters.

Animated Science Tutorials (Sumanas Inc.) External Link—Here you'll find animated tutorials spanning different science subjects.

Cell Size and Scale (The University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center) External Link—Here you can compare the size of different types of cells.