Contagion as a teaching tool

I am planning on showing “Contagion” today in my undergraduate disease ecology class. As my previous blog entry indicated, i think that the concepts that are illustrated in this excellent film include: disease spread and its elementary math; routes of contagion and the possibility of airborne viruses spreading quickly internationally, and locally; human impacts of infectious disease; and containment, prevention, surveillance, and control measures. I think that these concepts come alive in the film, and when students see the film, they will immediately see the relevance for our own society,

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About epihealth

Professor of Epidemiology and Medical Geography, University of Washington, Seattle and Adjunct Prof, Depts of Medicine (Div of Infectious Diseases), Family Medicine, Health Services, and Global Health. President, Health Improvement and Promotion Alliance-Ghana www.hip-ghana.org Expertise in infectious diseases, epidemiology and clinical epidemiology, epi. of pain, community health, travel medicine, tuberculosis, disease control.
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