Solving the Puzzle Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus & You
Research Links

Annotated Websites for Teachers and Students

Lyme Disease:

http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/  
U. S. Center for Disease Control site for Lyme disease.

http://health.usgs.gov/vector_zoonotic/lyme.html
U. S.  Geologic Survey site has excellent maps and resources.

www.aldf.com

Respected by researchers.   

 

West Nile Virus:

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
U. S. Center for Disease Control site for West Nile virus.

http://westnilemaps.usgs.gov/
U. S.  Geologic Survey site has excellent maps and resources.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/insects-arachnids/mosquito2.htm
More accurate than most <.com> sites; has six pages of easy-to-read facts for students.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/arbor/mosqpics.htm
Great resource for photographs.

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/birdspecies.htm
Website of birds reported to CDC ArboNET as carrying West Nile virus.

 

Bacteria and Disease:

www.cellsalive.com
Shows animated video of penicillin-destroying bacteria.

www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/infection/index.html
Interactive site about infectious disease and what epidemiologists do.

http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/dlc-me/news/news.html
University-based site for kids; great fun facts.

 

Lesson Plans:

www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/health/birdflu.html
Bird flu lesson from PBS.  High school lesson on this timely topic.