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21 January 2020 Searching for the Source of Infection: A Website to Help Teach the Principles of Infectious Disease
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Infectious diseases are a major threat to humans, and finding sources of infection is therefore an important task. We designed a website to help teachers communicate the relevant principles of infectious diseases, deepen students' understanding of disease transmission, and equip students with the ability to trace the origin of infections caused by microorganisms. The website enables multi-person online use, with real-time recording of the exchange process and real-time viewing of infection results. Additionally, the website is able to preserve data permanently by setting multiple infection sources, providing a better simulation of real-world scenarios. Test use of the website by 120 students demonstrated that it has no significant bugs.

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Jie Shen, Zhu Xiang, Yang Peijing, and Zhou Zixuan "Searching for the Source of Infection: A Website to Help Teach the Principles of Infectious Disease," The American Biology Teacher 82(1), 37-42, (21 January 2020). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.37
Published: 21 January 2020
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