CDC Solve the Outbreak App: Do you have what it takes to become a Disease Detective?

Do you want to be a disease detective?

New outbreaks happen every day and CDC’s disease detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people. When a new outbreak happens, disease detectives are sent in to figure out how outbreaks are started, before they can spread. In our new, free iPad app, you get to Solve the Outbreak.

You’ll play the role of an Epidemic Intelligence Service agent. Find clues about outbreaks and make tough decisions about what to do next: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick? Ask for more lab results?

With fictional outbreaks based on real-life cases, you’ll have to puzzle through the evidence to earn points for each clue. The better your answers, the higher your score – and the more quickly you’ll save lives. You’ll start out as a Trainee and will earn badges by solving cases, with the goal of earning the top rank: Disease Detective.

The new app includes three outbreaks, with more coming soon. Download it today!

Perfect for teens, young adults, and public health nerds of all ages, Solve the Outbreak is a great way to take the study of epidemiology outside the classroom.

• Learn about diseases and outbreaks in an engaging way.
• See how disease detectives save lives around the world.
• Try your hand at solving an outbreak.
• Post your scores on Facebook or Twitter and challenge your friends to do better!

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