In this Common Core aligned activity students will use real data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to map the prevalence of a vector-borne disease. Students can map data by hand or with a free online mapping tool. By listening to SciFri interviews students learn the importance of quantitative mapping and data analysis for new diseases like Chikungunya. A map of climate regions can be used to draw inferences on the relationship between vectors and infection risk. Addresses epidemiology concepts including disease vectors, disease ecology, prevalence, and infection rate.
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