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Seeing Zika from the perspective of a plague through gaming

Plague Inc is a mobile game that lets you play as a virus, bacteria, etc. Understand how a plague can mutate and spread through a game.

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See how a plague spreads from the perspective of the plague. This engaging game, lets you choose to play as a bacteria, virus, fungus or other infectious element. Decide how you will mutate and how the world works to combat your spread. Interesting way to approach the problem - thinking about it as the plague itself! 


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Hi Michelle,

That's very interesting. I can imagine how this game will look. There is a game out there called "Pandemic":

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