In 2014, West Africa witnessed the biggest and most widespread outbreak of Ebola in history. This outbreak claimed the lives of approximately 9000 people. Ebola is a highly contagious and fatal viral disease. But how does Ebola infection take place, why is the mortality rate so high and can the spread of Ebola be stopped? These are some of the questions answered by working on the book Ebola: Viruses and the Immune System.
The book focuses on viruses and how the immune system functions. The reader is actively involved in working to explain the effects of Ebola, the immune response as well as the production of vaccines and information campaigns. The finished products will include animations, videos, Keynote presentations and posters.
The book is designed to be used in biology classes in upper secondary or high school, as well as further education colleges and adult education centres, interdisciplinary courses in science subjects or for larger assignments and projects on diseases and the immune system.