An Influenza Pandemic?
Biology Educational Materials
Physiology and Health Learning Activities
Is the outbreak seasonal influenza or pandemic influenza?
- Available as a single kit with materials for 1 student or group
- Unassembled 10 pack for additional savings
- No additional equipment needed
Conduct simulated lab tests to determine if the outbreak is caused by a novel virus. Determine if this outbreak is seasonal flu or pandemic flu. Use models to explain how mixing of genes from birds; pigs; and humans could produce a pandemic virus. Explain why current vaccine production technologies will be inadequate if pandemic influenza occurs.
Caution: Choking hazard- small parts.