CDCM PHA STEM Lesson – Smallpox Eradication

In Smallpox Eradication, student scientists learn about the cause and symptoms of smallpox. They also explore the successes and challenges behind the global eradication of smallpox. Students play a game to solve outbreaks using the public health approach to epidemic investigation and then write a case report or field epidemiology handbook to communicate their findings to others.

Topics included in Smallpox Eradication:

  • Smallpox
  • Outbreaks
  • Vaccination
  • Cultural considerations in public health
  • Disease eradication
  • Public health approach to outbreaks
  • Scientific and health communication