PATHOGEN - WANTED POSTER

 

Background Information:  Students will research one human pathogen and produce a “Wanted Poster”.

 

Project Description/Abstract:  Make a wanted poster for the assigned pathogen.  Poster is to be on 8.5” X 11” Paper (standard computer paper).  Include:

A.   Mug Shot - “photo”, electron micrograph or microscopic picture

B.    Methods of Identification – including Gram-stain (positive or negative) if pathogen is a bacteria, shape, oxygen requirements, optimal temperature and pH, type of virus, etc.

C.    Organism’s M.O. – how the organism attacks and spreads to other humans

D.   Victims – most common victims to prey upon (what type of population of humans)

E.    Hide Out of the Culprit – where it is most likely to be found

F.    Injury – most common injury done to victim (human)

G.    Is it Considered Armed and Dangerous? – rate the degree of damage and #’s of victims (humans)

H.   Defense – most effective weapons against the pathogen

I.     Any other identifying characteristics – any other facts that would help identify the pathogen

 

Procedure:  Students have one period in the library to research their assigned pathogen.  Any additional time needed for research or production of the poster is to be done on their own time.

 

Evaluation:

-  All information must be in order (A-I)!!! --- Visually separate sections

-  All information must be in your own words, NO PLAGERISM or CUTTING and PASTING!!!! --- You should have clear, concise summaries of information for each section --- not full paragraphs!! ---  Remember, it’s a “Wanted Poster”

-  Keep a bibliography --- you should use no less than THREE sources of information that are reputable –-- put bibliography on back of the poster

-  Write scientific names correctly

-         Make sure your poster is neat and easy to read --- Type and double-space information if you don’t have neat handwriting

These are the pathogens that will be covered.  You will be assigned ONE of them.

 Bacterial Pathogen

Disease

Bordetella pertussis

Whooping cough

Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme disease

Clostridium botulinum

Botulism

Clostridium tetani

Tetanus

Corynebacterium diphtheria

Diphtheria

Escherichia coli

Travelers diarrhea

Hemophilus influenzae

Meningitis

Legionella pneumophilia

Legionnaire’s disease

Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Salmonella typhi

Typhoid fever

Shigella dysenteriae

Dysentery

Staphylococcus aureus

Impetigo

Streptococcus (Group A)

Rheumatic fever

Salmonella enteritidis

Salmonellosis

Bacillus anthracis

Anthrax

Clostridium perfringens

Gas Gangrene

Mycobacterium leprae

Leprosy (Hansen’s disease)

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

Gonorrhea

Streptococcus pneumoniae

Pneumonia

Streptococcus (Group A)

Scarlet fever

Treponema pallidum

Syphilis

Yersinia pestis

Plague

Vibrio cholerae

Cholera

Viral Pathogen

Disease

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus

Human Papillomavirus

Cervical Cancer

Varicella zoster

Chicken pox

Ebola virus

Ebola hemorrhagic fever

Hepatitis A virus

Hepatitis A

Influenza Virus A

Influenza

Variola virus

Smallpox

Rubeola virus

Measles