Infectious Disease Project

When health care organizations need to get information to the public, they use a variety of media to highlight what the public should know about a disease. Posters might be placed in doctor's offices, airports and train stations. Pamphlets might be distributed as schools, and memes and graphics might be shared over social media.

Examples:

   ebola outbreak covid19 infographic

Assignment (Choose One)

1. Create an infographic using piktochart.com .

2. Create a poster using postermywall.com

3. Create a pamphlet using Word (template)

Your project should inform the public about the disease as if there were a pandemic, with the goal of reducing the spread of the disease and increasing the likelihood of survival. See rubric for specific information that should be included. You will upload your project (or link to your project) using Google Classroom. In addition, you will review and grade two other projects and provide meaningful feedback.

*If you are doing a “historic” disease, you may choose to present your information as if it were that time period.

Assignment Due Date: __________ Feedback Due Date ________

Grading

 

3

2

1

General Content

Provides  an overview of the pathogen and the disease it causes, reader understands main points at a glance; well organized

Provides  an overview of the pathogen and the disease it causes,  main points are not clear or there are minor issues with organization

Includes general information about the pathogen  or the disease, main points not clear or well organized

Pathogen

Details on the type of pathogen (bacteria, virus, etc)  that causes the disease are included with images

type of pathogen that causes the disease are included with images

lacking details on the type of pathogen

Transmission

Provides details on the routes of transmission and how infectious it is (R0);  includes how to avoid becoming infected; vaccine or other medical preventatives addressed.

Provides details on the routes of infection, includes how to avoid becoming infected

Route of infection is mentioned, though lacking in details

Symptoms

Details about symptoms of the disease are specific and comprehensive, images included if appropriate

Some details about symptoms are included, images included if appropriate

A few details about symptoms are included, details lacking

Treatment or Outcomes (mortality rate)

Provides treatment options, information about need for hospitalization, or gives a time frame for recovery and mortality rates.

Provides treatment options and information about outcomes

Some details are included about how to treat the disease or mortality rates

Global Incidence

Statistics, maps, and other information included to provide scope and scale of the disease and how it affects global populations

Some information provided about scale and overall incidence of the disease

Lacking information about how the disease affects the global community

Overall creativity, organization and flow

Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation, organization makes information easy to read

Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance presentation, organization good

Makes use of  graphics, effects, lacks organization and cohesiveness

Sources and Credits

Resources and citations included, high quality sources used, such as WHO, CDC.

Resources and citations included

Resources not included, or are questionable quality


List of Infectious Diseases

Leprosy (aka Hansen’s Disease)

 Meningitis (bacterial or viral)

Black Plague (aka Plague or Bubonic Plague)

 MERS (middle east respiratory syndrome)

AIDS (HIV)

 SARS  (severe acute respiratory syndrome)

Typhoid Fever

 Covid-19

Ebola

 Hantavirus

Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease (or Kuru)

 Rabies

Hepatitis

 Chickenpox

Malaria

 Gonorrhea

Influenza (flu)

 Listeriosis

Tetanus

 Chikungunya

Measles

 Rubella

Smallpox

 Chlamydia

Rabies

 Norovirus

Diphtheria

 Dengue Fever

Tuberculosis

 Hand, foot, and mouth disease

Polio

 Herpes

African Sleeping Sickness

 Influenza

Gangrene (infection)

 Mono (Epstein-Barr virus)

Whooping Cough

 Cholera

Yellow Fever

 Hepatitis (A, B, or C)

West Nile Virus

 Lyme Disease

Anthrax

 Mumps