Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World - Smithsonian | Kids Out and About DMV

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World - Smithsonian

Viruses Connect Our World. When people move into or change an environment, microbes that cause illness can "jump" from wildlife to humans and cause disease outbreaks that can spread internationally. Tracking down and responding to these outbreaks requires coordinated detective work from people in many professions. This 4,250-square-foot exhibition invites you to join epidemiologists, veterinarians, public health workers, and citizens as they rush to identify and respond to infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus, influenza, Zika virus, and others.

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Things To Do

  • Learn how to think like an epidemiologist—find the connections between human, animal, and environmental health in an interactive simulation.
  • Reflect on personal memories and photos from disease survivors and frontline healthcare workers.
  • Work cooperatively with other visitors to contain an outbreak before it spreads further in a multi-player game.

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