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:
- Cultural considerations in public health
- Disease eradication
- Public health approach to outbreaks
- Scientific and health communication