hope this family magazine will help students, families and teachers
understand what causes infectious disease and what they can do to
help prevent it.
This magazine was made possible by a generous grant from an anonymous foundation.
Web site was produced in conjunction with
Epidemic! The World of Infectious Disease,
an exhibition made possible through the generous support of Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company. Major funding has also been provided by the Lila
Wallace-Reader's Digest Endowment Fund.
by the National Center for Science Literacy, Education and Technology,
American Museum of Natural History,
Ellen V. Futter, President.
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY:
Producer: Caroline Nobel
Production Coordinator: Francine Millman
Art Director: Patty Abt
Technical Producer: Kevin Daniel
Content Developers: Varuni Kulasekera, Ph.D. and Rob
Writer: Jordan Brown
3D Microbe Models: James Stoop
BY Design Five, Inc., NYC
ADAPTATION BY SUSAN
BRAND STUDIO, INC.
Interface Design and Art Direction: Susan Brand
Asset and Production Management: Lynn Keller
Additional Illustration: Eleanor Shelton
SHOCKWAVE ACTIVITIES: StudioVR
thanks to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
How Lou Got The Flu,
The Prevention Convention: Daryll Collins
Meet The Microbes,
Wash Your Hands: Patty O'Friel
Bacteria In The Cafeteria: Bob Staake
Meet The Microbes,
The Amazing Microbe Hunters: Dennis Finnin
Dr. Jonas Salk: courtesy of the March of Dimes
Dr. Robert Gallo: courtesy of the Institute of Human Virology
Dr. Luc Montagnier: photo by Patrick Allard, R.E.A. Agency
Edward Jenner: courtesy of the New York Academy of Medicine
all microbe photos: Photo Researchers, Inc.
Infection Detection Protection
With this Web site, we have celebrated the triumphs of
microbe hunters and disease detectives. Today, scientists
know how to battle and even prevent many diseases caused by
bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Thanks to vaccines,
some deadly diseases--such as smallpox and polio--no
longer claim millions of lives in the U.S.
But the struggle continues around the world. With many diseases such as the flu and AIDS, there is much we still need to learn. According to the American Society of Microbiology, infectious disease is the leading cause of death in the world.
Here's how you can help:
SHARE what you've
learned with your friends and family.
SHOW your concern by caring for sick people in your community.
Oh, and one more thing--WASH