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Exciting Updates to CDC’s Solve the Outbreak iPad App

Are you ready to earn your Disease Detective badge?

CDC has released an update to Solve the Outbreak, the popular, free iPad app that puts you in the shoes of a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service. The app now has 12 outbreaks, giving you the opportunity to climb the ranks and achieve your Disease Detective badge. Do you have what it takes to solve "The Queens Killer" scenario, or are the clues "Hiding in Plain Sight"?

Are you an underachieve or a grim reaper? We hope not.The immensely popular app, with more than 31,000 downloads, has fans clamoring for more. So if you've been stuck as a Senior Specialist, now's your chance to work your way through the new outbreaks to earn more badges and new achievements!

Have you been rewarded for good work yet, with Clever Clogs and Smarty Pants achievements; or have you been visited by the Grim Reaper and Underachiever for failing to solve the outbreak? Saving lives has never been more fun!

Whether you're a teen considering a career in the sciences, a teacher looking for a great new way to show epidemiology at work, or a germ nerd of any age, Solve the Outbreak is a fascinating peek into the work that real-life Disease Detectives do every day to keep us safe.

As soon as a new outbreak is suspected, you race to the scene to figure out what's happening, why, how it started, and how it's spreading. Act fast and you can save a whole town, state, or even a country. Come up with the wrong answers and, well…you can always try again!

If you haven't tried the app yet, now's the perfect time to get started! Scientists and experts from across CDC have put their expertise and know-how into creating a realistic and exciting app that turns your iPad into its own version of CSI.

Download the free app today!

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  • Page last reviewed: December 3, 2013
  • Page last updated: December 3, 2013
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    • Office of the Associate Director for Communication
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