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Finding Patient Zero
Transcript of Finding Patient Zero
How far can my sneeze travel?
not from one host to another
body is weakened
Host to cell
Indirect or direct
Types of diseases
What is an epidemic?
Finding Patient Zero!
How disease is spread
What microbes cause diseases?
Microbes that cause disease!
A Disease acquired by many in a given area in a short period of time.
Transmission of diseases
Mechanical (ex. flies)
Biological (ex. insect bites)
Divide into groups of 4-6
Mark your number on the sheet
Glove on hand you don’t write with
Chose someone to shake hands with, write their
“name” and number
Finger print next to number
Repeat with others
finding patient zero!
Who has the most?
make a chart numbered 1-4
PROPER hand washing
your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice.
your hands well under clean, running water.
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
Zika Virus In The Bay!
What do they do?
Investigate patterns and causes of diseases.
How much do they make?
Median pay of $86,330 in California
What degree do I need?
A masters in epidemiology and public health.
Examples: Zika virus, Ebola virus