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UNIT 2: Pandemic

UNIT 2
PANDEMIC

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Something to ponder
What
Are

are these frightening pictures about?

all diseases dangerous to human existence?

What

do Malaria, HIV, SARS, EBOLA and ZIKA have in common?

Nowadays,
What

disease can spread very quickly around the world. Why?

measures can be taken to control an outbreak?

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BEGINNER LEVEL
ACTIVITY 1

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Watch out!

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Test your
knowledge
List as many mosquitoborne diseases that you
know

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Discuss the answer.


Questions

1. Who were the scientists that first identified the Zika Virus?

2. Where were the Zika virus cases observed between 1977 to 1978?

3. What were the main causes for the spread of the Zika virus in the
Americas between 2015 and 2016?

4. When was the Zika Virus confirmed to be the cause of an outbreak of


a dengue-like disease?
5. In 1978, there were few Zika virus cases in Indonesia. Why do you
think there was no action taken to check further development of the
disease?
6. How did the Zika virus reach Brazil in 2014?

7. In your own words, state one way to prevent the spread of the Zika
virus.

Answers

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Do you know?

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Test your
eyes!
Find the 10 words taken
form the diagram!

Prevention is better than


cure
List out the preventive measures found in the diagram.

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Be creative!
Create a simple flyer on the preventive measures of
Zika virus.

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
ACTIVITY 2

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Zika Virus
What the public should
know about this virus.

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Reach out!
Imagine that your
friends area is affected
with the Zika virus. Send
an email to him/her to
provide information
about the symptoms
and precautions to be
taken.

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ADVANCED LEVEL
Activity 3

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Lets read!
Read the text or browse it at:
http://brobible.com/life/article/zika-virus-zombie-apocalypse-maay
ybe/

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Lets read!

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Acid Marks!

Transfer the statements you have identified in the text into the following table and give
reasons.

ACID

Agree

Confusing

Interesting

Disagree

Statements

Reasons

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The Mini Parliament


SITUATION 1
Suddenly a pandemic outbreak happens in your country.
Your scientists identified the Virus as EBOLA. A small
village with a population of 300 people were infected and
have the potential to spread the deadly virus to the whole
nation. 121 villagers are already dead. As the Prime
Minister, what would be your actions ?

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SITUATION 2
A survey was done in your country and it is revealed that
60% of your population are ignorant about the threats of a
pandemic. As the Prime Minister, what would be your
actions?

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SITUATION 3
A neighbouring country is in trouble. The whole island is
being infected with SARS. Thousands of people have died.
Millions more are trying to flee the country. The President of
that country is begging you to help and open your borders
to his citizens. As the Prime Minister, what would be your
actions?

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PROJECT
Reinforcement Activity

Imagine that you are a


scientist!

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A pandemic is a global outbreak of disease


which causes devastating loss of lives around
the world. Therefore, the public should take the
possibility of such a threat seriously. Hence, it is
vital for governments and NGOs to create
awareness regarding diseases that could erupt
into a pandemic
Prepare a 10 minute multimedia presentation
to create awareness on a disease that could

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