The Fatal Flu

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The Problem

As an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization, you are called upon to help identify this pathogen so it can be controlled before hundreds more die. First, you must learn all you can about infectious causes of pneumonia and flu. Then you will analyze test results until you find the culprit.

Because this case study deals with infectious causes of pneumonia, we recommend that you look over the CDC/MMWR and pneumonia references, and answer the questions in Part 1 at this time

Background Info

> What is pneumonia?



> Gram stain
> Fluorescent Antibody Assay
> Electron Microscopy


Pathogen Library

> Bacteria
> Virus



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