Zombies in York Outreach event 2017

Posted on 30 October 2017

Zombies in York is aimed at getting children to learn about infectious diseases by 'curing' a zombie outbreak.

PhD students Caroline Pearson and Helen Davies from the Van Der Woude Lab, and Shoumit Dey from Lagos lab took part in a ZOMBIE themed Halloween outreach event on October 30, 2017, hosted in the York Explore Library Learning Centre.

Zombies in York is aimed at getting children to learn about infectious diseases by 'curing' a zombie outbreak. They study case files to identify the source of the zombie outbreak, the symptoms shown by infected zombies, and analyse organs and blood samples following a 'live' autopsy to determine the cause of the disease - learning the difference between viral and bacterial infections and when antibiotics can be used along the way. 

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