Exciting Updates to CDC’s Solve the Outbreak iPad App
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 twice as many outbreaks as before, giving you double the opportunity to have fun. Complete with new badges and a whole bunch of new features!
The immensely popular app, with more than 22,000 downloads and 44,000 outbreaks solved, has had fans clamoring for more. So if you've been stuck as an Apprentice, now's your chance to work your way through the new outbreaks to earn more badges!
New, exciting features such as sound effects and new levels have been added. Now, you can earn achievements for good work, such as Clever Clogs and Smarty Pants; but beware of the Grim Reaper and Underachiever if you fail to Solve the Outbreak. Saving lives just got a whole lot more fun!
Fun, Interactive Peek Into the World of Epidemiology
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 and need to figure out what's happening, why, how it started, and how it's spread. Act fast and you can save a whole town, or a state, or even a country. Come up with the wrong answers and, well… You can always try again!
And 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 a realistic, exciting app that turns your iPad into its own version of CSI.
- Page last reviewed: June 17, 2013
- Page last updated: June 17, 2013
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