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Virtual Tour: The Case of the World Traveller Blues

Marcus, a traveling businessman, has landed in the emergency room with a terrible cough and trouble breathing. He's also had an aching head and limbs, a dry cough and a high fever for the last few days. Marcus thinks he may have picked up a bug traveling in Southeast Asia last month.

Clinic

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Explore the tools and techniques medical professionals use to figure out the cause of Marcus's symptoms and help diagnose this business traveler's blues.

Lab

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Determine which microbe is making Marcus sick

City

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Learn how air- and droplet-borne microbes spread
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Test your Flu IQ
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Plan next year's influenza vaccine
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Hear stories of people's experiences with air- and droplet-borne diseases.

Answer Station

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Unravel the mystery of Marcus's illness.
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