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Virtual Tour: The Case of the Birthday Surprise

Today is Adam's eighth birthday. A few days ago, he came down with a severe case of diarrhea. When he found blood in his stool this morning, his parents drove him to the clinic. His belly started aching, too. The nurse said they had seen four other patients with similar symptoms.

Clinic

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Explore the tools and techniques medical professionals use to figure out Adam's symptoms and help diagnose his unpleasant birthday surprise.

Lab

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Determine which microbes are making Adam sick
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Find out where Adam picked up the microbe

Diner

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Learn how food and water-borne microbes spread
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Track down how Adam got sick
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Dig into stories of people's experiences with food- and waterborne diseases.

Answer Station

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Unravel the mystery of Adam's illness
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