An infectious outbreak requires prompt and accurate identification of the biological agent. Often, early clinical symptoms are first identified in exposed individuals and then infectious agents are identified by lab tests. In this experiment, students transmit a simulated infectious agent (chemical dye) between classmates which is only visible under long UV light. The pattern of transmission and primary source is documented.
- For 25 students
- Requires 30 to 45 minutes
Delivery information: Kit includes instructions, reagents for simulating an infectious agent (fluorescent dye indicator and negative sample), test tubes and caps, transfer pipettes, long UV mini-light, cotton swabs, petroleum jelly, and gloves.