This scenario is based on the relief and research efforts of Doctors Without Borders in Almaty, Kazakhstan (ground zero for an epidemic of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis). Prison inmates there are part of a study using direct observation of treatment (DOTS) for tuberculosis (TB). Doctors Without Borders has been in the Kazakh region since 1996, but today, they are having computer transmission problems.
(This scenario develops during a 2 week unit. Complementary lesson activities are included.)