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Fighting Disease:
Health At The End Of The Millennium
Another Wired Curriculum from The United Nations CyberSchoolBus

1 Introduction
2 How They Work
3 How They Spread
4 Poverty and Disease
5 Prevention
6 Immunization

Unit 1
Introduction: A concern for all

  1. Who in the class has fallen ill recently? What was the matter and how did it get better?

  2. Why are infectious diseases important to learn about? Why are they a concern for all?

  3. What are re-emerging diseases?

  4. Why did people think the struggle against infectious diseases might be over? And why is that proven not to be the case?

  5. List and explain some of the obstacles that stand in the way of greater success in our struggle to control infectious diseases.

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