CDC app lets you solve disease outbreaks at home

You may not be a disease detective, but now you can play one at home.
Associated Press
Feb 20, 2013

 

The nation's public health agency has released a free app for the iPad called "Solve the Outbreak." It allows users to run through fictional outbreaks and make decisions: Do you quarantine the village? Talk to people who are sick?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the app was designed in-house and wouldn't give an estimate for development costs.

The agency says it is using social media to educate the public about diseases and to promote an appreciation for public health work. The app went live this week.

CDC app: http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USCDC-6d0654

 

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The Hero Zone

There is an excellent cooperative board game that does the same called Outbreak. Each player acts in a certain role to help find the cure to one of three diseases. In the expansion, a "mutation" in introduced and one of the players can be a bio-terrorist instead of a CDC worker with his/her own goal of winning.

http://boardgamegeek.com/boardga...

goofus

Thank you big government, any other areas of my family's life you would like to intrude on???

Trustafarian

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The Bizness

+1

Pterocarya frax...

+5

The Bizness

Huhhhhh?????????

Steelerfan7272

Yep right after I install the homeland security app that I am sure has "no spyware what so ever" in it! NOT!! Thanks but no thanks yet another reason I am going back to a prepaid basic phone because these "smart phones" are too smart for OUR own good!

meowmix

Paranoia strikes deep......

Pterocarya frax...

Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

Get your guns ready fellas. The man is coming for ya!

meowmix

oh yeah baby!!! :}

Trustafarian

I think it's hilarious that these local rubes think the government is spying on their smartphones and tablets, yet they continue to post comments on this forum.

Steelerfan7272

Lol and the Jews were just going to take a shower too right??