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Epidemic!
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The disease is spreading rapidly! Choose a role and decide who will play on
your Public Health team so you can start working together to stop the epidemic.

STEP 1: Choose Your Role



STEP 2: Invite Others
Up to four people can join the public health team to investigate and resolve the epidemic together. Invite your friends to join you!
Player 1 (you)
Player 2 email
Computer
Player
Player 3 email
Computer
Player
Player 4 email
Computer
Player
Send Invitations
Send Invitations


Epidemic!
Choose Your Avatar
Click a photo for your role on the team.

Your Role

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Epidemic!
Resource Chips
You will need resource chips to take
actions that fight the epidemic.

Player Name
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Epidemic!
Your Mission
Work with other members of your Public Health team to investigate and
contain the disease while minimizing public concern and social disruption.

Player Name
Your Tasks


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Epidemic!
Join A Game
The disease is spreading rapidly! Choose a role and decide who will play on
your Public Health team so you can start working together to stop the epidemic.

You are Player #
Choose Your Role

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Team Home Page
Activity
Activity
Chatboard
Chatboard


Current Tasks:
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Team Activity

Player Name
Your Home Page
Current Tasks
Better Fingerprinting
Digital Database
National Cases
Health Alert
In-depth Analysis
Fieldwork
Educational Materials
Weekend Work
Quarantine
Politics Intrude
Business Fears
Staff Errors
Vulnerable Populations
Choose the Messenger
Choose the Messenger
Choose the Messenger
Choose the Messenger
Systems Overwhelmed
Medication Distribution
Tainted Medication
Shut Down Source
Sick Child
Refusal to Talk
Family Triage
Community Meeting
Frightened Patient
Prescription Pick-Up
Clinic Delay
Interrupted Errand
Demand for a Cure
Unproven Remedies
School Notification
Triage Center
Federal Bulletin
Hotline Shifts
Preventive Treatment
Press Release Language
Wandering People
Information Source
Home Visit
Weekly Class
Notifications
Team Activity


Review Goals
Button Title
Title description text
Required Evidence Rating:
PRO:
Pro text

CON:
Con text

Assign Resources:
One chip required. More
increase reliability.

Effectiveness:
%
Implement this Announcement
Implement this Announcement

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Public Concern
Social Disruption
Public Education
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Player Name

Yes
Yes
No
No
Decide Later
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Allocate Resources to Team
Each team member will now receive five more Resource Chips.
You have ten more chips to allocate. Decide how to distribute all of them.

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Done Allocating Chips
Done Allocating Chips

Extent of Disease Knowledge:
Public Concern
Social Disruption
Public Education
Control Measures

New Task
Briefing:

Task:
Create Symptom Profile
Step 1: Find Common Symptoms
First, review the symptom cards and decide which symptoms are most common. Then mark which patients show those symptoms.
Each "YES" costs 1
Resource Chip.
Task:
Create Symptom Profile
Step 2: Choose Best Match
Now choose the best match between patients' symptoms and symptoms of known diseases.
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You've made a preliminary identification!
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Task:
Create Symptom Profile
Step 3: Report Findings
Share your findings with your team members and request next steps.
Share with Environmental Health Scientist
Share with Public Health Officer & Community Health Educator
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Task:
Create Symptom Profile
Step 3: Report Findings
Share with EHS
You can ask the EHS to collect enviromental samples.
You must send 1 Resource Chip with each request.
Share with Public Health Officer
You can recommend several public service announcements (PSAs). If you are confident of the source, you can recommend alerting the public to health risks a these sites.
Each requires you send 1 Resource Chip to the PHO.
Send Message
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Does this patient show the common symptoms?
NO
NO
YES
YES

Now click another card to review it.
Done Choosing
Choose the best match for symptoms:
Gastrointestinal:
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Abdominal pain

Respiratory:
Fever
Cough
Fatigue
Headaches
Sore throat
Nasal congestion
Muscle aches

Neurological:
Fever
Malaise
Headaches
Seizures

Disease Info

Extent of Disease Knowledge:
Control Measures
DNA Fingerprint
Requires site samples by EHS
These decisions are made by PHO and CHE


Remaining Resource Chips
9
Request Chips from
Another Player


Your Teammates have
received your messages.
Good Work!
Your Home Page

Task:
Request Lab Analysis
Choose which samples to send to the lab for DNA fingerprinting.
Each fingerprint costs 2 Resource Chips. Choose Yes or No for each sample.
Order DNA Fingerprint of this sample?
NO
NO
YES
YES

Done Choosing

Remaining Resource Chips
9
Request Chips from
Another Player

Good work! The lab has received
your samples.

You will be notified when the
DNA analysis is ready.
Your Home Page

Task:
Identify Source
Revise Source ID
Identify Pathogen
Step 1 of 3
Step 2 of 3
Step 3 of 3
Compare DNA fingerprints of sick people with those of field samples and identify matches.
Decide if you need more samples to get more matches.
  • Request more environmental samples
  • Assign resources to collect more samples
Identify DNA fingerprints of the sick people with similar diseases and choose the one that is the closest match.
Now allocate resources to pursue treatments for the disease.

Drag Resource Chips to the most likely sources of the disease. You can assign all your chips to one source, or spread them out among all the matching sources. Use your best judgment!

The more chips you assign to a source, the more effort devoted to that treatment.

You can use all your chips!
Now decide on the source of the disease. Drag one Resource Chip to the best match!
Source
Is this a match?
NO
MAYBE
YES

Your Matches
Request More Environmental Samples
Assign Resources to These Sources
Identify Pathogen Causing Disesase

The Microbiologist says: I don't think that DNA matches the patients' DNA. Why don't you ask the EHS for more samples?
Request More Samples
Send Message
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Remaining Resource Chips
9
Request Chips
from Another
Player

Sources
Resources
Match?

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Submit Resources
Submit Resources


Request Chips from Another Player
Your teammates have received
your pathogen ID.
Good Work!
Your Home Page
Try Again!
Your Home Page

Your Teammate has
received your message.
Good Work!
Your Home Page

Choose PPE:
More PPE reduces your chances of exposure but could slow you down and increase fear among the public.
Coveralls
Coveralls, Face Mask, Gloves
Tyvek Suit, Half Mask, Gloves
Chem Suit

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Decide how to sample
You can sample either:
Widely
(one type of sample from many spots)
OR
Deeply
(many types of samples from fewer spots)

Take Samples
Epidemiologist Samples Requested:
Each sample costs 1
Resource Chip.
SAMPLES COLLECTED
Done Collecting Samples
Assist at Triage Center
Several people here have problems or concerns. Visit each one and try to resolve them.
Your Health
You need to deal with your own health before you can assist anyone else.
IMPACT OF
TODAY'S DECISIONS
Public Concern:
Social Disruption:
Control Measures:
Request Chips from Another Player
Done at
Triage Center
Drinking Fountain

Cafeteria

Football Field

Bathrooms

Pool
Drinking Fountain

Food Vendors

Bathrooms
Food Vendors

Pool

Drinking Fountain

Bathrooms
Pond

Drinking Fountain

Food Vendors

Bathrooms
Pond

Drinking Fountain

Food Vendors

Bathrooms
Hand Washing Stations

Sick Toddler

Sick Nurse

Line Cutters

Pets

Too Many People

Absent Inspector

Waiting in the Rain

Portable Toilets

Blocked Access
Remaining Resource Chips
9
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Another Player





Drive Yourself
1 Resource Chip
Drive Yourself
1 Resource Chip
Use Police Escort
2 Resource Chips
Use Police Escort
2 Resource Chips



Your Home Page

Public Concern
Social Disruption
Control Measures
Resource Chips
Back to Triage Center
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Disease Info

Extent of Disease Knowledge:
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Extent of Disease Knowledge:
Usual Control Measures
DNA Fingerprint
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