Treatment and Control of the Ebola Virus Disease (CTE)

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This lesson will discuss the current and possible future treatment options for the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). It will also use the epidemiologic triangle to analyze the Ebola outbreak and find ways of breaking it.

Introduction

Since the start of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa, scientists and doctors are trying to find treatment options for this disease. There is currently no FDA-approved vaccine and medicine for it but there are on-going efforts to find possible treatments for it. In this lesson, current and future treatment options and effective ways of controlling EVD will be discussed.

Lesson Times

2 periods
50 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology
    • Biotechnology
    • Patient Care
K-12 Subjects
  • Science
Grade Levels
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives

Standards

Next Generation Science Standards (3)
California English Common Core Standards (2)
California Academic Content Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Explain the current treatment options for EVD.
  • Discuss possible future treatments for EVD.
  • Use the epidemiologic triangle to break the spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Describe the concept of patient zero.
  • List the major issues faced by health care entities in a EVD situation.

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