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Health Enrichment Activity – Infectious Diseases
Based on the novel Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson pdf worksheet version

Matilda’s family is stricken with Yellow Fever. Infectious diseases kill millions of people each year. 

Write a report on one of these infectious diseases: Smallpox, Poliomyelitis, Measles, Yellow Fever, Plague, Tuberculosis, Influenza, West Nile Virus, Ebola, Pertussis, Tetanus, Rabies, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Malaria, Meningitis, MRSA, Impetigo, HIV/AIDS, Lyme Disease, Hantavirus, E. Coli food poisoning, Upper Respiratory Infection. 

Gather the facts:



Continent(s) where it is found:


Number of cases annually:


Number of deaths annually:


How is the disease transmitted?



How can the disease be prevented?


Is there a vaccine?

Who should get the immunization?


Describe the roadblocks to immunizing people.


Symptoms of the disease:




What are the disabilities that can occur if a person contracts the disease? 


Explain how this disease is or is not a threat to your community.


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