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Mystery Virus : Epidemiology Case Study Simulation | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
Resource Type
Formats Included
  • Google Drive™ folder
  • Internet Activities
4 pages
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This highly engaging online simulation asks students to take on the role of a Public Health Director to determine the cause of a recent mystery killer virus epidemic outbreak at a local High School and Senior Center.

In their role as Public Health Director, students are guided by an expert epidemiologist through the entire case study simulation which consists of:

  • Studying medical reports and determining which ones to follow-up on
  • Collecting information and identifying patterns of infection from patients
  • Using the Scientific Method, develop & test a hypothesis to explain the outbreak.
  • Evaluate epidemiological testing to determine what pathogen is causing the disease.
  • Use epidemiology methods to determine the source and how the pathogen spreads.
  • Make a recommendation on which patients should be isolated and quarantined.

Distance Learning: This simulation case study is appropriate for independent student work and should require minimal or no additional instructions from the teacher, The online simulation takes the student thru the entire process, step-by-step, with clear and concise directions from a virtual "expert epidemiologist".

Topics Covered

Scientific Method



Obtaining Medical records to confirm illness symptoms

Mapping locations of confirmed cases

Establish timelines and travel histories

Developing Hypothesis for what is causing illnesses and how it is spreading

Viral or Bacterial Culture

Blood Cultures

Rapid PCR Test

Blood Test for Antibodies


Case-Control Study

Longitudinal Study

Analytic Epidemiology


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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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