Engaging multimedia resources to teach about viruses,
the immune systems, and infectious disease
Both simple and sophisticated technologies are used to detect and fight infectious agents.
West Nile virus infects mosquitoes, birds, and people—with very different consequences.
Learn about the nature of vector-borne diseases, and the life cycle of the dengue vector mosquito.
An overview of the immune system, concentrating on lymphocytes and the antigen-presentation system.
(02 min 34 sec) Cytotoxic T cells kill an infected cell before the virus can replicate and spread.
(04 min 52 sec) How HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptase and the host's cellular...
(04 min 18 sec) Following a mosquito bite, the malaria parasite infects and attacks various types of cells in the...
(03 min 59 sec) Learn how malaria parasites infect mosquitos and use them to get ready to infect a human host
(04 min 12 sec) Molecular mechanism of dengue virus to enter a cell, replicate its genome, and make viral proteins
Virtually perform an ELISA test to determine whether an antibody is present in a patient's blood sample.
Are you a vector or a host? Play the game to learn how the virus spreads.
The wide variety of size, geometry, and genome types of viruses.