Detecting Zika

Detecting Zika
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: BIO-161, BIO-175, BIO-275
Equipment Used: Water Bath, Micropipette, Well Plates

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Local clinics are reporting increased cases of patients with fevers, rashes, and headaches. There have also been more mosquitoes seen in the area recently. Help doctors determine is there is a connection between the two instances by analyzing patient samples for evidence of the Zika virus in this ELISA simulation based on the protocol used by CDC epidemiologists.