This lesson will simulate disease transmission and connect it to how Ebola virus is transmitted in people.
Since the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa, there is a combination of fear and confusion in people's minds on how the virus is transmitted from person to person. This situation is reminiscent of when the human Immunodeficiency (HIV) syndrome lead to the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. Many people were scared because they were unsure of the transmission pathway. This lesson provides a simulation on how disease in transmitted in a population. It offers information on what the medical community has found out on how the Ebola virus disease spreads at this point in time.