How Diseases Spread
High schoolers arm themselves with information about infectious diseases and how they spread to boost disease prevention. Scholars research the causes, prevention techniques and identify high-risk groups especially vulnerable to infection. The second lesson in the module examines the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Pupils research factors that influenced the spread of the disease such as the impact of World War I, the way influenza viruses can mutate, social and political factors, and the role of the media and public health publications.