+ Nipah virus
+ Palm wine
+ Outbreak investigation
+ Case definition
+ Descriptive study
+ Analytical study
+ Middle school
+ High school, lower level
IB Biology Topics and Options (from International Baccalaureate)
Topic 4. Ecology: 4.1 Species, communities and ecosystems
Topic 6. Human physiology: 6.3 Defence against infectious disease
Option B. Biotechnology and bioinformatics: B.4 Medicine
AP Environmental Science Topics (from College Board)
III. Population: A. Population Biology Concepts
IV. Land and Water Use: D. Other Land Use
VI. Pollution: A. Pollution Types; B. Impacts on the Environment and Human Health
+ Adapted scientific article
+ Student assessment questions with Teacher's key
+ Original scientific paper from CDC's Emerging Infectious Diseases
+ Two related National Public Radio reports:
(1) The fascinating story of how Nipah was first discovered: How one man saved his country from a nightmare virus called Nipah.
(2) Disease detectives find a really good reason not to drink date palm wine.
+ Opening video: watch a palm sap harvester in action!