Thursday, August 19, 2010

Killer Flu!!!! - the video game

Do we need another distraction in our lives? I thought blogs were the last straw, but to the list of distractions we can add an educational influenza game.  Killer Flu is an Adobe Flash-based game (sorry no i-device version yet) which "allows you to learn more about how the influenza virus is transmitted and how it changes every year - which explains why you can get more than one dose of the flu over your lifetime and why vaccines need changing every year." The game gives you 180 days to infect as many people as possible using one of three scenarios: seasonal flu, re-assortment and H5N1 avian influenza.  I guess you can waste time and learn at the same time. What could be better?


Link to UK Clinical Virology Site
Lancet ID review

2 comments:

  1. There's also Pandemic 2 (http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/Pandemic-2.html) to wipe out humanity from a different perspective.

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  2. This seems interesting. Seems you can be a bacteria, virus or parasite and then create/name your own disease. Thanks for posting. The tutorial is where to start:

    http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/pandemic2/tutorial.php

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