Infectious diseases, new ones emerging, resistant bacteria. What does it all mean? Disease Detectives puts the spotlight on how infectious diseases are transmitted and diagnosed.
Visitors learn about how illness or infections spread, ways to stop it, and the different types of germs that cause it. Interactive stations in this exhibit include:
But We're Not Sick!
Predict the Flu
3D Giant Microbes
The exhibit also includes a timeline that covers more than 200 years, Infectious Disease Through Time traces tuberculosis, small pox, HIV/AIDs and the roles they play in human history.
When visiting the Airborne Area, meet “Marcus.” After some international travel, he’s not feeling so well. Be a disease detective and solve the “Case of the World Traveler Blues.”
In the Vector-borne Area, there’s “Yolanda.” After working for several years in the U.S., she has just returned home to West Africa to visit family. After checking her vitals, it’s back to the lab for some real investigating.
Visitors of all ages can examine three different ‘patients.’ And see the differences in illnesses spreading by food, water, air and bugs and the importance of washing hands, safe food-handling and cooking guidelines.
Disease Detectives was developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota. This exhibit was made possible by a Science Education partnership Award (SEPA) award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health.
*Exhibit dates subject to change
November 26 - December 15, 2013
To both honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their county, and recognizing the science and effort behind identifying the country’s fallen soldiers, The Health Museum, in cooperation with the Texas Capital Vietnam Veterans Monument and the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Washington, D.C., we offer this moving presentation. Download the exhibit flyer.
THE TEXAS VIETNAM HEROES EXHIBIT
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit is touring the state to show tribute to the 3,417 Texas men who died during the Vietnam War, including 102 men who remain Missing In Action. Every Texan service man is individually represented on a pair of replica dog tags. A model replica of the monument that will be dedicated in 2014 will also on display with the exhibit.
Both were developed by the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument committee.
Watch the video of this exhibit.
RESOLVED: ADVANCES IN FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION OF U.S WAR DEAD
Before the Civil War, the United States had no national policy or program prepared to deal with the identification of war dead. Many service members remained unidentified.
Resolved highlights the underlying forensic sciences that have evolved in fulfilling this nation’s commitment to the identification and commemoration of the U.S. service member and presents an overview of the six lines of evidence critical to the positive identification of a deceased service member.
The original, formal exhibit was created by the National Museum of Health & Medicine