PBS News Hour—Understanding the U.S. Guidelines On Ebola Quarantine
Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease concerning quarantine regulations and provisions in light of an Ebola outbreak.
Bacteria and Viruses
This 5:28 animated video explains the difference between bacteria and viruses, how they infect us, how bacteria release toxins, and ways that bacteria are beneficial.
At the NIH Clinical Center: Dr. Anna Lau detects early outbreaks of infectious diseases.
Dr. Anna Lau at NIH describes how she became interested in infectious diseases and what she does in her job at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the NIH Clinical Center.
(Video courtesy of Lab TV)
Uganda: Out of the Wild—PBS Frontline
Report from Uganda on emerging and infectious diseases—a hot zone of viruses that can jump species. The video profiles an American tourist who contracted Marburg virus disease which causes internal hemorrhaging and death; another person contacts a new strain of the Ebola virus.
Understanding Infectious Diseases—How Stuff Works
A video of University of Chicago professor describing how bacteria cause human disease and how researchers may use those mechanisms to produce new therapies.
Fauci: Consequences of Ebola Quarantine
Short (2:22 minute) CNN interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institutes of Health Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who discusses quarantine options in response to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa of 2015-2015.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)—Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease
Lecture series that features two leading virus researchers explaining how they use technologies to detect and fight infectious agents. 58:33 minute video profiles dengue fever. Site includes outline of topics discussed in the video.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)—The Virus Hunter’s Toolkit
58:33 minute video describes the Virochip, a DNA microarray tool for diagnosis that detects genomes of known and previously unknown and novel viruses. Site includes outline of topics discussed in the video.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)—Fighting Viruses in the Lab and Beyond
Video (58:33) discusses the immune system response, antibody-antigen responses, and research. Site includes outline of topics discussed in the video.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)—Dengue Fever: Breaking Epidemic Cycles
Information about the spread of dengue fever and how epidemiologists and public health workers try to break the epidemic cycle of a vector-borne disease.
HHMI—Antigen presentation and CTL
Animation showing how cytotoxic T cells kill an infected cell before the virus can replicate and spread. (2:34). NGSS, AT Biology, and IB Biology standards are identified.
Animation with audio explanation (1:08) showing how a virus invades a cell and replicates.
HHMI—Malaria: Human Host
Animation with audio explanation (4:18) of a malaria-infected mosquito infecting a human host with the malaria parasite which then multiplies in liver cells and travels back to the blood to destroy red blood cells.
Students compare and contrast the heart and circulatory systems of major vertebrate groups through animations.
Merck Manual-Consumer Edition—Bacteria
Short, approximately 3 minute videos on different bacteria or bacteria-related conditions, including anthrax, gastric ulcers, appendicitis, and root canal.
Merck Manual-Consumer Edition—Viruses
Short, approximately 3 minute videos on different virus-related topics, including influenza, antiviral drugs, and measles.
CDC—Global Disease Detectives in Kibera
Global Disease Detection and Emergency Response Division
Five minute video that showcases the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s effort to survey disease conditions in Kenya’s largest slum in Kibera. Community outreach workers survey residents and recommend them, if necessary, to the local community healthcare clinic.
CDC-TV—Global Disease Detectives
This six-minute video describes how the CDC’s global health initiatives look into disease transmission throughout the world. Outbreaks of rabies in Guatemala and an outbreak of a foodborne disease in babies in China are described.
PBS Learning Media—“John Snow: Pioneer of Epidemiology”
Three-minute video that describes John Snow’s pioneering work in epidemiology while investigating the cholera epidemic in London, England in 1854.
Malaria Epidemiology—World Med School-by Thom Eisele, Center for Applied Malaria Research and Evaluation, Dept. of Tropical Medicine
This four-minute video lecture describes malaria epidemiology, including the cause, case definition, worldwide malaria burden, risk factors, and prevention and control.
Immune Response to Bacteria
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
This short video describes the body’s immune response to bacteria that has entered the skin through a cut.
U.S. National Library of Medicine—Immune Response
This 1:41 minute video reviews the immune response involving white blood cells, B lymphocytes, and T cells that fight specific foreign invaders.
National Institutes of Health—Health Videos
Short animated videos on a wide variety of health topics, including allergies, cell division, stroke, diabetes, endocrine glands, gout, ultrasound, vaccines, and cancer, the cardiovascular system, and many more.
Two World Health Organization (WHO) survivors share their experiences fighting Ebola in Liberia.
WHO—Ebola outbreak response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (9:30)
Ebola virus outbreak 2014 documentary—conspiracy or not?
The 35:30 minute documentary describes how conditions in some African countries, such as the availability of bushmeat, contribute to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Ebola Virus Outbreak 2015—Inside the Deadly Outbreak
This 41:32 minute video shows conditions in several Ebola outbreak countries as healthcare workers and epidemiologists describe the disease spread mechanisms.
Measles Explained—Vaccinate or Not?
This short 5:33 video explains how the measles virus infects people and the immune system’s reaction.
NOVA: Vaccines—Calling the Shots (53:10 minutes)
Aired on August 26, 2015, Calling the Shots profiles diseases that are re-emerging after being largely eradicated in developed countries for decades. How vaccines work, controversy surrounding opting out and delaying vaccines, and the science behind vaccinations and herd immunity are described.
Healthcare-Associated Infections in the United States
A short, 1:34 minute video from the CDC that introduces healthcare-associated infections in the United States.
5 Tips for Patients
Short 2:32 minute video from the CDC with tips for patients to avoid getting healthcare-associated infections.
Frontline: The Nightmare Bacteria
Excellent PBS Frontline report (54:11 minutes) about infections from “Superbugs”— bacteria that are antibiotic resistant. Background content about bacteria and antibiotic resistance is highlighted by following three cases of patients with superbug infections and an outbreak of infection in a prestigious hospital.
A PBS Frontline report on the 2014 Ebola outbreak, including how it began, how it spread, and why it took so long to control. Lots of links to additional information on the Ebola outbreak.
NOVA—The Plague Fighters
A NOVA documentary (54:15 minutes) detailing an Ebola outbreak in west Africa, including description of the Ebola virus, symptoms of the disease, how the outbreak began, how it spread, and the efforts to stop it.
CDC—The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
A 1:28 minute animated video describing the threat of antibiotic resistance to public health.
CDC—Making Health Care Safer: Stop the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
A 2:18 minute video describing the status of the spread of antibiotic resistance in healthcare facilities.
American Lung Association—What is Asthma?
Short description of what happens in the airways in asthma. (1:51)
NIH Medline Plus—Blood Flow
Brief description of blood flow through the body. (00:43)
NIH Medline Plus—Cardiovascular system
Brief description of the cardiovascular system, including the composition of the blood. (00:56)
NIH—Medline Plus—Blood pressure
Brief description of body blood pressure, including systolic and diastolic processes. (1:43)
NIH—Medline Plus—Videos of Surgical Procedures
Many surgical videos on different procedures for topics such as Blood, Heart and Circulation, Bones, Joints and Muscles, Brain and Nerves, Cancers, the Digestive System, Ear, Nose and Throat, the Endocrine System, Eyes and Vision, the Female Reproductive System, Injuries and Wounds, Kidneys and Urinary System, Lungs and Breathing, the Male Reproductive System, Safety Issues, and more.
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists—Zika and Pregnancy
2:27 video about the Zika virus and pregnancy.
Top 10 Worst Disease Outbreaks of the Century
Interesting and engaging 6:52 video that counts down the top 10 worse disease outbreaks of the century.
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